View Full Version : Making 2-color ad in CS3
02-18-2008, 05:39 PM
Hey everyone... I'm using CS3 and I need to create a 2-color ad. I'm using a couple photos but one is b/w and the other is my other color/white. I'm using a blue color and have found a pantone color I like but I don't know how to make the image in way that I can submit it to the magazine for a 2-color ad. The logo is what is the biggest problem since it has a black>White gradient and a blue>white gradient. Making a Duotone combines the colors on the blue>white gradient making it an ugly bluish-gray. How can I work with black, my spot color, and white and design that way... is it possible. I can't seem to find what I need to know on Google. Maybe I'm not searching right, but I need help, and quick... the draft for the ad is due today....
Do you have InDesign? I did this some time ago and it sounds similar to what you are trying to do.
You import your images as a Grayscale and tint with the spot color.
InDesign also has Mix Inks in Swatches you can create.
02-18-2008, 08:37 PM
If I were to import my images into InDesign as separate elements, what would I have to make the parts I want to go from 100% spot to 0% (white) without any black mixed in? I'm posting what I want it to look like and an image of what it looks like when I make the whole image duotone in Photoshop. . .
What I Want:
What I get with Duotone:
02-18-2008, 09:02 PM
Not sure if the first link worked...
Here's another try at it:
On that iStockphoto, in Photoshop, adjust your image with Levels or Curves.
You do not want too much contrast.
Also it looks like you put a low opacity layer of white above that photo.
Save a copy in Grayscale mode and import or place into InDesign.
Notice in InDesign when you select with Direct Select (White Arrow) your swatch is Black.
Now with Selection Tool (Black arrow) select and fill your frame with a tint % of your Pantone color.
I also found this link if you prefer using Photoshop.
Two Color Projects
Creating Spot Color Projects With Photoshop CS
[Edited on 2/18/2008 by KRB]
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