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 😉
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:
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Hope that helps! 🙂