I am going to show that I was self taught.....

kaiserwilhelm

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OK, so I learned ID all the way back on 1.0 WAY before even OSX
I actually learn something about every 10 days or so that blows me away about this
incredible program.

CS3 - mac 10.5.2
Question: Have a spot color. Lets call it SPOTBLUE
I want ID to overprint SPOTBLUE via that color, not in each
little text box or graphic or whatever.
I know how to click on Attributes and tell that box to overprint.
However, in Quark I could go into Trapping and tell it that SPOTBLUE
always overprinted,
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

kaiserwilhelm

Well-known member
Re: I am going to show that I was self taught.....

OK, so I googled, and after a bit I found a solution.
Make a text style and tell it that color and then tell it within that
text style to overprint.
That is about 95 percent of what I want.
However, I just wondered if there were an aftermarket solution to buy?
 

kaiserwilhelm

Well-known member
Re: I am going to show that I was self taught.....

Thanks a million. Now, how about part 2.
Say I have a logo that I want to be SPOTBLUE anytime I hit the graphic style.
I see a way to make the background of the picture box that color OR to make the
frame be that color. However, I do not see a way to make the interior of a picture
change color.
IE, grayscale tiff and Direct Selection Tool is used (white pointer). Then, I can turn that logo
into the spot color above.
Would like to be able to do that with a graphic style.

Am I making sense?

Edited by: kaiserwilhelm on Mar 27, 2008 3:12 PM
 

oxburger

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Re: I am going to show that I was self taught.....

*Here's InDesign's take on things:* (I found it in InDesign's "Help" section)

Your design workflow may require a certain color to be set to overprint. For example, you want to overprint all the text in your publication in a specific color. Consider the following options:

Create an object style that uses the spot ink as the fill or stroke with a matching overprint fill or stroke.

Create a separate layer for objects that contain your spot color and assign the layer to overprint.

Create a composite PDF and change overprint settings within the PDF.

Assign overprint settings in your RIP.

Apply overprint settings to an image or object and add it to your library, or edit a placed file in its original application.

Edited by: Kevin DeLay on Apr 8, 2008 2:17 PM
 

kaiserwilhelm

Well-known member
Re: I am going to show that I was self taught.....

I appreciate the help. However, I cannot find where to assign a layer to overprint.
Is is right in front of me??
 

kabel

Well-known member
Re: I am going to show that I was self taught.....

+Woha+! That would be awesome if you could assign an entire layer to overprint in ID. However I didn't see anything in the help about that or how to do it within ID either.

The addition of Object Styles (and table styles) has been really handy and may be your best option within InDesign in increasing productivity.
 

oxburger

Well-known member
Re: I am going to show that I was self taught.....

The only way I see it working is by doing a select all of everything on the layer and selecting "multiply" in the effects window.
Maybe that is what they meant....not sure though.

Edited by: Kevin DeLay on Apr 11, 2008 1:23 PM
 

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