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Need to change black to a swatch color of tiff, nothing is working!

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Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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I have the attached file supplied as a TIF but need to change black to a swatch or PMS color.  NOTHING I have done seems to be working, either in PS or AI.  Help?!  I have permission from the owner to use.

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Community Expert , Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

It'a a bitmap mode image.

 

If placed in InDesign or Illustrator, it can be "painted" with a spot colour swatch.

 

In Photoshop, you need to go to grayscale or multi-channel mode. Dupe the channel into an alpha channel, then turn the alpha channel into a spot channel. Select all and fill with white in the original channel so that there is only content in the spot channel.

 

I would save as either PSD and or Photoshop PDF to retain the spot channel, avoiding legacy EPS DCS format which is of cour

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It'a a bitmap mode image.

 

If placed in InDesign or Illustrator, it can be "painted" with a spot colour swatch.

 

In Photoshop, you need to go to grayscale or multi-channel mode. Dupe the channel into an alpha channel, then turn the alpha channel into a spot channel. Select all and fill with white in the original channel so that there is only content in the spot channel.

 

I would save as either PSD and or Photoshop PDF to retain the spot channel, avoiding legacy EPS DCS format which is of course still valid, just depreciated.

 

Good luck!

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