How can you add a TINT of a Pantone swatch to a CC Library?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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I am trying to find out how to add a tint of a Pantone swatch from InDesign to a CC Library. Ex: 60% tint of 2143C. I understand that when you do this you also have to add the 100% value of this swatch as well, but when I do this I just end up with 2 100% versions of the same swatch instead of one at 100% and one at 60%. 

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Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Hi Jessica:

 

Use the New Tint Swatch from the Swatches Panel menu:

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~Barb

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

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Hi Barb!

 

Thanks for the message. My issue falls when trying to add a tint swatch to my CC Library. It seems like you have to add it to the library with the original (100%) version of that swatch. But when I do this, I just end up with 2 100% swatches of my color in the CC Library insted of one at 100% and one at the designated tint. 

 

Any insight on this? 

 

Thanks again 😉

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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

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Hi Jessica,

as a workaround you could store a rectangle with a fill of the Pantone tint applied.

 

This would be a InDesign-only solution.

You would not be able to share the tint with PhotoShop or Illustrator files.

 

From my German InDesign where I added a spot color from the HKS palette. Plus a tint with 50%.

Adding the spot color is no problem:

 

AddSpotColorToCC-Library-1.PNG

 

But I cannot add the 50% tint of this spot color:

AddSpotColorToCC-Library-2.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Thank you, great idea for a work around!

 

I am trying to establish a CC library of brand elements to ensure consistancy across our team, in the past maintaining consistant color has been an issue. I hope Adobe looks into changing the fuctionality to allow for tints to be added to a CC library. 

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Hi Jessica,

ok, I just tested the library element, the rectangle with my applied spot color tint, with Adobe Illustrator.

Actually I found you can share the spot color tint with an Illustrator document, but this requires some steps:

 

1. Place the asset with the spot color tint applied from the CC Library to the Illustrator document:

AddSpotColorToCC-Library-INDD-to-AI-1.PNG

 

2. Now you have a linked graphic on the artboard. Also the spot color. But not the tint of the spot:

AddSpotColorToCC-Library-INDD-to-AI-2.PNG

 

3. Embed the linked graphic.

You can do this with the Properties panel:

AddSpotColorToCC-Library-INDD-to-AI-3.PNG

 

4. Had to release the mask to get to the fill of the placed asset with the tint of the spot color:

AddSpotColorToCC-Library-INDD-to-AI-4.png

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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Hi Jessica,

 

  1. In Adobe Illustrator, go to the Fill button within your 'properties' window
  2. Input your codes for your base colour (Hex, CMYK or RGB) and click 'add new swatch' at the bottom of this window. Make sure 'global' has a tick next to it. Then click 'ok'.
  3. In the swatches window, single click on your newly created swatch.
  4. Go over to the 'Colour Mixer' button
  5. Add the percentage of the tint you would like
  6. Click on the button just undeneath the percentage called 'CMYK click to convert' or 'RGB click to convert', depending on the type of colour you're working with.
  7. It'll then give you new values for your colour with the tint applied (Hex, RGB or CMYK)
  8. In your CC Library panel, click the 'add element' button and select the newly created tinted colour.

 

Hope that helps! 🙂


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