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Screen blend mode displaying incorrectly

Community Beginner ,
Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Could use some help on a Blend Mode issue.  Whenever I try using Screen to overlay a scanned asset over an image, the object frame still show a low-opacity background box.  The background is black so should theoretically disappear, leaving only the white part overlayed on the image.  (See object that says SCAN in my screenshot.)

 

I used to do this in earlier versions of InDesign without issue, but noticed I can't get this background to go away on recent projects.  The overlay file is a .psd in RGB mode.

 

Is there some transparency settining in InDesign which may have defaultedback  that I'm missing?

 

Huge thanks for any help!

 

 

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Community Beginner , Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021
Thanks, I actually just figured it out.  It was Edit > Transparency Blend Space that needed to be switched to Document RBG. Not sure how I missed that in my searching.  Thanks for the help though!

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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Why are you using screen? Multiply would be a much better choice but it will only work if that's truly white.

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I wanted scanned text to show up as white over the image, so did black background with Screen mode.  

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For a color with the Screen Blend Mode to be completely transparent, the black background has to be absolute black, so if your Transparency Blend Mode is set to CMYK use 100|100|100|100 or the Registration swatch. If the blend mode is RGB set the black fill to RGB 0|0|0:

 

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Thanks, I actually just figured it out.  It was Edit > Transparency Blend Space that needed to be switched to Document RBG.

 

Not sure how I missed that in my searching.  Thanks for the help though!

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If you need a CMYK Blend Space (you don’t want black only text to print as 4 color) using the Registration swatch should also work.

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