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Overprint Preview

Adobe Employee ,
Sep 25, 2022 Sep 25, 2022

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View > Overprint Preview > How to set overpront Preview on an Ai file ?

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Sep 25, 2022 Sep 25, 2022

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Not sure what you're asking. As your menu shows, it's just a matter of toggling it on or off.

If you meant to ask "how do I make an object overprint", that depends on the object and the effect you want. Simple overprints are assigned in the Attributes panel (under View). You can make a fill or stroke overprint  by checking the appropriate boxes. Other methods of overprints can occur depending on a Transparency Blend mode, like Multiply.

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Sep 25, 2022 Sep 25, 2022

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I need to set it through JSX? In the question I asked above, i forgot to mention it. Apology

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Advisor ,
Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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Hello @S_goel,

I posted the answer in your other post here..

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/overprint-preview/td-p/13223857

 

Regards,

Mike

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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Hi @mikeb41294032  Thanks for the respnse but app.executeMenuCommand('ink'); is creating outline mode not the overprint preview.
Please Provide API to set Overprint Preview.

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Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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Window >> Attributes.

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I though for many years prefer to use Window >> Transparency >>Multiply. 

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Engaged ,
Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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I might be misinformed, but Multiply and Overprint are not quite the same thing.

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Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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Overprint and Darken look more like the same result. Darken has the advantage that it could also be used when Overprint fails, for example when a spot color is converted to process.

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Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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They are definitely different animals. Depends on what you want to accomplish

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Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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They are different animals, but they will create the same separations and Darken is a nicer animal that behaves better when spots are converted to process. 

Darken does not need Overprint Preview, faster preview and better support in other apps (like Apple Preview and non Adobe PDF viewers).

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Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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If you want a similar result as Overprint, Darken is the way to go, but yes, Multiply can give effects that Overprint cannot, and still separate correctly.

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