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This is probably a stupid question (however i can't find a solution) but how the hell do i overprint a one-color image in indesign? I have two colours, black and a pantone colour. The text and illustrations (black) overprint nicely but the image (photoshop file, grayscale w/ a 100% K drawing) is not overprinted and cut out of the pantone plate. What am i doing wrong? How do i make it overprint? Any help is appreciated.
I don't use indesign but if you can find no other way to do it, one way would be to make an accurate production ready bitmap of the picture with a halftone screen equal to the printer's output screen frequency. You would need to size and rotate the picture to match how it is used in indesign before applying the halftone screen and also get a best screen frequency from the printer to use. But as a bitmap it should overprint easily. That said though, there should be a menu item somewhere that allows you to set an overprint.
I've been searching for that menu but still without avail. Can't find it in the help pages either. But using a bitmap instead is not a bad idea, have to look into that. Cheers!
Argh. Bitmap won't work. The drawing is salvaged from another PDF and even if i rasterize the PDF big enough while opening it in Photoshop the quality is too poor to change it into a bitmap.
can you make it a greyscale tiff, then set the fill to overprint?
Cheers but i found a different way. I changed it in a duotone psd with black and that pantone and overprinted the black. Works as a charm.
sure you can do it the long way if you like!
Haha! I tried a grayscale TIFF first but without avail. Thanks again though.
You tried setting the objects to "overprint fill" in the attributes pallette and it still didn't work?
That option grays out when i choose any image object within Indesign.
If I use the direct selection tool (the hollow arrow) as opposed to the selection tool, I can specify a grayscale or B&W tiff to overprint using in the attributes palette.
Aaargh!!! You're right! That's what i have been looking for initially. Thanks! Now i'm gonna bang my head against a wall.
Type is weird like that too. You have to select the type using the type tool before you can apply the overprint setting.
Yeah i know, that's why i should have known!