Vanishing Spot Colors in psd file when putting in InDesign

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I created a two-color Photoshop file by adding a spot color channel to a grayscale image. When I place it in InDesign the spot color sometimes disappears and sometimes converts to grays. In the past this did not occur. Is there a setting or something thast I am missing?

 

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Sorry it took so long to reply but the full Pantone Book name did the trick. Thank you very much for all your assistance.

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Vanishing Spot Colors in psd file when putting in InDesign

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I created a two-color Photoshop file by adding a spot color channel to a grayscale image. When I place it in InDesign the spot color sometimes disappears and sometimes converts to grays. In the past this did not occur. Is there a setting or something thast I am missing?

 

Here's a screen shot of the alert that I receive.

 

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Sorry it took so long to reply but the full Pantone Book name did the trick. Thank you very much for all your assistance.

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Are you saving the Grayscale as a .PSD?

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Yes I am. Unfortunately this forum will not allow me to attach a native Photoshop file so I am attaching a screen shot from Photoshop.

Thank you in advance.

 

 

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Seems like it should work. What versions of ID & PS are you using? It shouldn’t matter but try clicking the color swatch and using the full Book Pantone name:

 

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If that doesn’t help share the PS file via Dropbox or your CC account.

 

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You might want to consider setting the masthead text in InDesign and applying the spot color there. A PSD is going to rasterize the text and the masthead tagline probably wants to be kept as vector text.

 

With text on a layer there would be the option of saving out as PDF and preserving the vector type, but that won’t work with a spot channel

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Sorry it took so long to reply but the full Pantone Book name did the trick. Thank you very much for all your assistance.

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Image > Mode > RGB

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Not if you want the output to be 2-color— Black + Pantone 186.

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Rather a waste of time selecting a Pantone spot colour if it's not to be commercially printed and the OP is using RGB for screen (or even prints).

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I’m assuming it’s for print—the OP needs a 2-color file and never mentioned the output would be for screens.

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