How do I totally exclude an object from blending modes in InDesign?

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Previously I have just set my paper color to my page background color, then I realized that the [paper] color is not printing, but it did not interfer with my blending modes.

And later when I created a rectangle to cover the whole page, and I set it to my background color, now it interfers with my blending modes.

Is it possible to make the [paper] color to print?

If not, how do I totally exclude my page color rectangle from my blending modes?

Setting the rectangle to "isolate blending" did not help.

My page color rectamgle also causes jagged text.

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Contributor , Aug 28, 2022 Aug 28, 2022

Ah here is the solution:

Blend colors in InDesign (adobe.com)

This one was a bit tricky because first you have to apply the blending modes to each object to wan to, then group those objects that you want to isolate, and then isolate.

Solved.

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For the frame that had its blending affected by the background color frame of the page, I clicked on Clear Overrides in its object styles menu, and the issue is now solved, no more blending interference.

I wonder now if my background color rectangle for that page will still be printing?

How do I verify that?

 

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No, clear overrides removed the background color of my bg color frame (the frame that is supposed to give a background color to my page). So it's not solved.

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This is for Illustrator, but the Isolate Blending should work in the same way in InDesign, but it doesn't.

 

If you have a dark or black background (an object) behind the elements that you want to blend, they will also blend with the black backround, even if Isolate Blending is activated.

Does this work the same way for other too?

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Paper color means no ink. It never prints and cannot be made to print.

Tyhe purpose for being able to change the color of the swatch is to allow you to more easily visualize projects being printed on colored stock, but it isn't rerribly accurate.

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Ah here is the solution:

Blend colors in InDesign (adobe.com)

This one was a bit tricky because first you have to apply the blending modes to each object to wan to, then group those objects that you want to isolate, and then isolate.

Solved.

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