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  • Gnash

    good link here that discusses Multiply vs Overprint:
    http://colecandoo.wordpress.com/…

    • good read, thanks. i'll check that out.stewart
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    Dog-earFeb 29, 12, 7:07 a.m. – Permalink
  • Gnash

    http://indesignsecrets.com/indes…

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    Dog-earMar 7, 12, 6:21 a.m. – Permalink
  • stewart

    nice one Gnash. moar!

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    Dog-earMar 7, 12, 11:20 a.m. – Permalink
  • deathboy

    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.

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    Dog-earAug 8, 14, 12:13 a.m. – Permalink
  • deathboy

    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

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    Dog-earAug 8, 14, 12:45 a.m. – Permalink
  • mekk

    ^ 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:

    http://i.imgur.com/yAgndhM.png

    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.

    http://i.imgur.com/gKExRFC.png

    I made an example for you to download here: https://www.wetransfer.com/downl…

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    Dog-earAug 8, 14, 1:07 a.m. – Permalink
  • deathboy

    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.

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    Dog-earAug 8, 14, 1:26 a.m. – Permalink
  • mekk

    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 effectdeathboy1/10
      comes out the same on overprinting preview but before printing maybe you'll get a rip from your printer to checkmekk2/10
      ha that works looking at the seperations. didnt expect thatdeathboy3/10
      tehehemekk4/10
      yea probably best to check. but looks solid. The PDF has the plate info. Never really messed with varnishs so not much xpdeathboy5/10
      thanks save the time from copying and pasting multiple elements and creating new files to get the same effectsdeathboy6/10
      my bank account nuber is: 680...mekk7/10
      ha! i have like three litecoins, that might make 50 centsdeathboy8/10
      titcoins, please!mekk9/10
      ha! for fucks sakes that shit is real! Of ocurse why have coins when pornhub is free and there is http://qbn.com/topic…deathboy10/10
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