This is my first post - I am new to Corel. I have been working hard trying to learn the software but can't figure out to auto seperate colors into different layers - I have been selecting each curve, text, etc. and moving them into their layer manually :-(
Any suggested books or dvds to help me master corel would be great too.
Colour separation is normally done using the print diaglgue, i.e. CMYK.
You need to have a Postscript driver installed.
If you are looking for selecting the same colour, I suggest Woxxom Tools from Macromonster.com.
Are you doing separations for a press?
If that is the case, I also suggest that you look for the PPD for the Imagesetter/CTP that will be used.
Monochrome bitmaps can be a problem also. Spot colors a disadvantage.
Be careful of RGB images and fills. That is the downfall of most commercial printers.
You give the impression that you have limited knowledge of colours. I suggest that you a search on the forums about this topic?
You should also describe what industry you are in, Vinyl, Clothing, Offset print, etc.
Gary, as Adrian suggested, we need to know exactly what you need the color separations for.
I do color seps/artwork for screenprinters.
If that's what you want, the process is totally different than seps for printing brochures, manuals, etc.
Give us a starting point and I'm sure someone here will be able to help.
Hi Gary, When I upgraded from my old CD I wanted to be up and running quickly and have a reference so I purchased Corel Draw Unleashed X3. I believe there is now an X4 version. www.unleash.com You can purchase a down-loadable version and/or (I believe) a CD/DVD. It was worth every penny.
Sorry about that. I am a silk screener and need to separate colors into different layers for my screens.
Thanks for the responses.
Could someone post what are the frequency's and angles that screen printers use for CYMK? TIA
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