Hey guys, I need some help.
I've been googling what i can but i still have many more un-answered questions. Those of you who read my post in the newbies section know that i am new to InDesign and Illustrator so please bear with me.
My creative needs to have two versions - one in four colour and one in a spot red.
1. How do i go about this? There didn't seem to be a colour overlay in the effects panel in ID (i can only seem to fill in the frame) so i went to the linked psd files and preserved them in the spot colour at the source. Is this the way to go?
2. The settings my printer gave me are 30% Dot gain, GCR and total density under 230% with the colour setting name: NEWSPAPER 2 MAX GCR%. I couldn't find the download for this icc profile so i used a similar one instead - US Sheetfed Uncoated v2 - which i believe is 25% dot gain, medium GCR and total ink limit 260%. Is there any way to adjust this to match? or is 'close enough' 'good enough'? (My cs4 'Edit>Color settings' doesn't have any dot gain options like i have seen in screenshots of other versions)
3. My spot colour version is meant to have all the text of the creative in the spot colour and the image in greyscale underneath. I saved the linked image .psd in grayscale colour mode instead of CMYK. Is this default greyscale the way to go or is there a better way?
Thanks in advance,
Don't worry about question 2. I got that sorted by the printer.
If anyone could help with question 1, that would be great.
I am not sure of your question #1.
Is your ad to be one color (only spot red) - Spot red photo with red text.
Is your ad to be two color (Black+spot red) – Spot red photo with black text.
You stated you did this in Photoshop.
If you could post the Photoshop version what you want the final output (now InDesign) to look like then members can help you better.
Additional help: Also tell us what spot color you have chosen. Post the original photo too.