Questions tagged [duotone]

Questions about the process of how to make images in one, two, three or four flat printing inks.

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How to I get this iridescent duo tone effect?

How to I get this iridescent duo tone effect? I know it's probably quite simple but I have tried many different ideas and can't get it looking like this. Any help would be appreciated!
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What is duochrome/duotone called when it had more than 2 colors?

I know that there is monochromatic and duochromatic, but what is it called when you have more than two colors in a picture? Like if you had a picture made of only 4 colors?
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Photoshop: converting to a one-colour image w/ transparent background

I have the following image with a transparent background: I would like to convert it to just a single colour, but for it to fade to transparent rather than to different tints of the same colour. A ...
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Smallest color set for overprinting?

I'm trying to design an art print that uses overprinting to create color variations, and I want to use as few component colors as possible. Given a design, is there a way to figure out the smallest ...
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Photoshop/Illustrator: How to create custom separations?

If you had a printed artwork that used only Pantone Reflex Blue U, Rubine Red U, and 802 U (Neon Green) -- some colours are pure, some are blends, some are at 100% density, others are less -- and you ...
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Duotone psd file for (offset) printing

I read that answers at this question: Preparing design for duotone printing? I need it to be more specific about the step: use the complementary RGB channel, in this case Red (E) Play with the ...
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Replicate InDesign duo-tone in Photoshop

Hi First question here! I've inherited a design from a previous designer which utilises a grayscale image which is placed in InDesign as grayscale then coloured as cyan and the container coloured as ...
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Choosing Pantone colours in Duotone dialog window in Photoshop?

Anybody knows a workround? It is a real pain just searching through it randomly, wishing you will finally click the Pantone you want.
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Working with duotone image mode in Photoshop and Indesign

I'm working with Risograph (sort of automatized silk screen printing for paper) and I'm trying to find solution for effect I want to achieve. I'm trying to edit photographs to look something like this:...
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Risograph Printing: Separation for Duotone Print

I am preparing my first print project to be realised with a Risograph. In the process, I have come across multiple recommendations to consider a duotone print as an effective way to print images/...
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Preparing design for duotone printing?

I've been asked to design a poster that will be printed in two inks: black and pantone 631c. It's a simple design, a photograph and text. Should the photo be in grayscale mode + duotone in monocrome (...