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%.
Use the New Tint Swatch from the Swatches Panel menu:
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 😉
Barb--she asked about adding the tint to a CC lib.
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:
But I cannot add the 50% tint of this spot color:
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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.
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:
2. Now you have a linked graphic on the artboard. Also the spot color. But not the tint of the spot:
3. Embed the linked graphic.
You can do this with the Properties panel:
4. Had to release the mask to get to the fill of the placed asset with the tint of the spot color:
( ACP )
Hope that helps! 🙂
Maybe switch to Adobe Swatch Exchange .ase files? Share it on Creative Cloud or some shared service?
CC Libraries is such a great concept but only half done.
It should support Tints but doesn't.
And paragraph and character styles should be more robust by not only supporting them fully for ID, AI, and PS; but also providing a behind-the-scenes converter to make them seem compatible, so you can use them across all three software apps.
Just found this looking for an answer to adding tinted swatches to the CC Library.
It's 2023... I really wish Adobe would stop adding features we don't need and start adding those we do.