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So i have this varnish layer that is a PSD file. I cant not get it to overprint indesign CC 2014. Not sure if the problem is its a PSD or what. All vector elements work fine. Any help would be great.
fuck it. ill do it the PSD route. Would be nice to know if there was a way to have indesign sort it out though for future reference
^ If you place a PSD in InDesign, it appears as rasterized image even if you have vectors inside of it.
There are multiple workarounds:
1: Flat your figure in the PSD file to one layer with transparent background, then make a color fill layer with a clipping mask, 100% black (not #000, but C0 M0 Y0 B100) then convert it to a greyscale image and then convert it to a duplex with one full-tone color. Tell the printer to use that color as varnish.
2. If you have the vector elements, copy them to your InDesign file and give it a new full tone color.
With 1 your InDesign Colors should look like this:
With 2 make sure to select 'full tone' when making the new color.
Also your new full-tone colors must appear in Acrobat, if not, you done something wrong.
I made an example for you to download here: https://www.wetransfer.com/downl…
Thanks for that but maybe I didn't explain it well. I see you got two seperate plates looking the same, through indesign and photoshop... maybe im missing something... What I have is a rasterized image with transparency. That image i was hoping to apply on top of other indesign vectors/images with a overprint effect. So it doesnt knock out the shit below it. The overfill doesnt seem to work like it does with vector objects in indesign. Maybe there isnt a way to make it work, but what i did was just copy and paste the images out of indesign in their placements and do all the path work in photoshop. It would be awesome if indesign could force overprint on rasterized images because than i wouldnt have to do it like 7 times for different shit.
heybuddy.tv/temp/ex.pdf is what i did through photoshop but couldnt do in indesign. Basically the checkered flag is a psd and that kept knocking out the purple behind it because i couldnt force an overprint like a vector graphic.
Hmm, try setting your PSD file to 'multiply' in the effects palette. Has the same effect I think
- hmm didnt try that. thought that was a screen effectdeathboy
- comes out the same on overprinting preview but before printing maybe you'll get a rip from your printer to checkmekk
- ha that works looking at the seperations. didnt expect thatdeathboy
- yea probably best to check. but looks solid. The PDF has the plate info. Never really messed with varnishs so not much xpdeathboy
- thanks save the time from copying and pasting multiple elements and creating new files to get the same effectsdeathboy
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