I have been looking for a command to define a shortcut for the spot color to the selected element. But i could not figure out. Can anybody help me how to covert the selected element into spot color here in x6
pkg_sriramhow to covert the selected element into spot color here in x6
Make sure this color gets added to a palette, maybe it's already been added to the Document palette.Click the little arrow button on the palette and select Edit color from the menu.Select the color swatch inside the dialog and then choose Treat as: Spot.
This swatch will now appear and separate as a spot color.
In reply to Ronny Axelsson:
I know this way is very annoying to simply define to spot or to process. There should be a shorcut to toggle to spot and process color.
These developers should never listen
In reply to pkg_sriram:
moreover the name says document paletter but it stores all the unused colors as well. Very disgusting one i think. It should be removed and should only keep the document colors. Now how can we global change the color since color style is renovated and i did not find to globally change the color in a document ?
pkg_sriramThere should be a shorcut to toggle to spot and process color.
pkg_sriramThese developers should never listen
pkg_srirammoreover the name says document paletter but it stores all the unused colors as well.
pkg_sriramcolor style is renovated and i did not find to globally change the color in a document ?
so glad of your quick response. I feel document palette is of no use. it is useful, for instance red is existed in the doucment palette if i convert that red color into spot color then in the doucment also reflects and if i hold Ctrl and click on the same red then it changes globally...something like
I myself did not find any use of document palette
pkg_sriramCan anybody help me how to covert the selected element into spot color here in x6
Ctrl+F6 (Color Styles) / Convert to Spot (top right corner of the docker)
Also you can do it in the Color docker ("add to sport colors palette") and also you can do it in the Document Palette itself (Palette menu / edit color, choose "treat as..." and change from CMYK to SPOT)
pkg_srirammoreover the name says document paletter but it stores all the unused colors as well. Very disgusting one i think. It should be removed and should only keep the document colors.
Choose under the Palette menu "Restore palette".
pkg_sriramNow how can we global change the color since color style is renovated and i did not find to globally change the color in a document ?
if you don't use Color styles for a global change, just go to Edit / find a replace / replace color
As you can see, those options already exists. Perhaps is not how you dream about it, bus the option exists, sometimes several options for the same change, and that shows that the developers listen all request.
pkg_sriramI myself did not find any use of document palette
I have tried that procedure many times and it simply does not work when Publishing a PDF.
1) I add a CMYK color to the document palette (eg., to use as a die line)
2) select that color in the document palette
3) click on little arrow at left side of the palette and select Edit Color to open the Palette Editor
4) the Palette Editor now displays "Document Palette" in the drop down list, the document's colors and the current color as the "Selected Color"
5) I give it a name and select "Treat as: Spot"
6) publish document as a pdf using "Prepress" as the PDF Preset and it DOES NOT separate as a spot color.
I have tried all combinations of PDF Preset values and none have resulted in this, or any "Spot Color" I created, actually separating as a spot color when opened in Acrobat pro X.
It will, however separate Pantone Colors correctly.
X6 appears to use the "Components:" value to determine if and how that same color is treated as a spot color or not.
Any ideas what is going on here?
In reply to KenPhelps:
Just to check, do you have the X6.4 update?
I did report a problem with spot separations a few months ago, which I thought had been fixed.
As far as I can remember, the error may have been in the palette rather than the exporting -- so you would need to delete the colour and recreate it in X6.4 to be sure you are giving it a fair test.
In reply to harryLondon:
I am using version 22.214.171.1240. Win 7 64-bit.
I created 2 cdr test files just prior to writing the post, then published pdfs -- to make sure.Same issues for both.
Any other ideas?
I looked at the previous posts and at the bottom of http://community.coreldraw.com/forums/p/41921/199521.aspx#199521 it seems that the problem was fixed for creating EPS files, but still exists when creating PDF.
I think if you read that post and the thread that contains it you have two possible ways to resolve the problem. But if that doesn't make sense, post again and I'll try to remember the details.
After changing to treat as spot, select the item again (if not selected) and click on the swatch again. Should output to PDF correctly.
In reply to MikeWe:
MikeWe is probably right. You must make sure the objects get the new spot color.Changing a color swatch from CMYK to spot doesn't automatically give objects with that color the new spot color.
Yeah, it is a constant bugaboo when I am doing work for a couple local screen printers. I get their mess of a CD file, I give them back one that works. One would think that, like in other applications, changing the swatch from process to spot would update all objects using that swatch.
In some ways it is just easier to design with the spots in CD.
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