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comment Simple Spot Color Separations for Screen Printing
The Layer method works perfectly. I'll see if I can't get the other way to work with a different file. Thanks again for your help!
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comment Simple Spot Color Separations for Screen Printing
I do have an older copy of Acrobat Pro installed, but regardless, you should be able to output to files, no?
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comment Simple Spot Color Separations for Screen Printing
Right JohnB. But I wanted to check out the other method as well. I haven't separated the colors onto layers yet. Oh, and as far as backups, yes I made one but this is just a kinda practice run anyway, so I can see if I know what I'm doing.
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comment Simple Spot Color Separations for Screen Printing
Ok, got the Expand, Merge, Trim part out of the way. But in my Print dialog, I don't have PDF as an option - only PostScript. And Mode is still greyed-out. Do I first have to Save the file as Adobe PDF format to get this Print option?
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comment Simple Spot Color Separations for Screen Printing
Will Pathfinder -> Merge convert text to objects? Or do I need to Expand all that stuff first?
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comment Simple Spot Color Separations for Screen Printing
Ok, I tried Select All, but couldn't get Expand. I guess you gotta do 'em one by one. Also, the Mode was grayed-out, probably because I hadn't expanded everything. Ok, let me try this.
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comment Why do you always end up with unused swatches in Illustrator?
Ok, what happens is everytime you adjust Live Trace options, and Preview your changes, if you have Output to Swatches selected, it'll add swatches. If Output to Swatches is left unchecked until you're ready to Trace, you'll end up with the normal amount of swatches.
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comment Why do you always end up with unused swatches in Illustrator?
Yeah, me too, but I'm really just learning it. So, just now I did a six-color trace, and ended up with thirteen swatches. I wonder if maybe it happens because I changed the Tracing Options a couple of times before hitting Trace? That's the only thing I can think of if this isn't "normal" behavior.
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comment Why do you always end up with unused swatches in Illustrator?
That's interesting. Maybe they fixed that? Is the Delete Unused Swatches command still there?
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comment Why do you always end up with unused swatches in Illustrator?
That's just the thing - it adds way more than six. Or whatever the number of colors are. And they appear to be doubles, or even triples of the "used" swatches. I learned pretty quickly that it's no problem to select and delete them. After all, there is a command just for that. Clearly Adobe saw a need for the command, so I wonder why these swatches are generated in the first place?
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comment Why do you always end up with unused swatches in Illustrator?
Well, they don't do anything to the image if I edit them, and if I use the Select Unused Swatches command, they are selected. This is from a Live Trace, so they couldn't belong to the original file, (since it's not an Illustrator file, right?). They often seem to be identical in color to the "real" swatches.
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