Photoshop: Easy, more intuitive way to use of spot color

  • 4
  • Idea
  • Updated 6 years ago
  • (Edited)
I'ld like a more intuitive way to use spot colors. I want to be able to pick up a brush or shape layer, choose any Pantone color and use the tool the same way as I would with a CMYK or RGB... And ofcourse I want to be able to set the layer -where I used my spot color in- on multiply or lighten.. whatever, just as any other layer...

So... long story short: Using a Pantone color WITHOUT having to struggle with channels... That way I could make artwork for -let's say- packaging way easier...

Please make available in CS6...

Grtz Jochem Aarts - NL
Photo of Jochem Aarts

Jochem Aarts

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
  • thankful

Posted 7 years ago

  • 4
Photo of Chris Cox

Chris Cox

  • 20280 Posts
  • 818 Reply Likes
Spot colors really are additional channels/plates. And CS6 is already done.
Photo of Jochem Aarts

Jochem Aarts

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Hi Chris,
I really hope considerations will be made to include this into CS7 then...

Grtz Jochem
Photo of Todd

Todd

  • 5 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Yes, spot colors are additional plates, but they should be able to be built on layers, especially shape layers. It's fine and appropriate that the spot color should show up as a new channel, but it needs to be easier to work with. Is there no way to make vector based spot color objects in CS6? This was a glaring omission in CS4 and is still not available?
Photo of Ro Or

Ro Or

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Absolutely agree, I also would like to have spot layers
Photo of Ro Or

Ro Or

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Dear Adobe

First of all thanks for the fantastic program.
I am a packaging designer and I often use many spot colors next to the usual CMYK. I know and understand that the spot colors have to be in the channels palette that is their right place, but it is quite hard to edit them there.

Whenever I create something which has to knock out the spot colors I have to delete it manually from the spot channels, it is just difficult and time consuming.

I don't know what would be the good solution but there could be special spot layers or if I could set a spot color to a text that would be just great.

I know that few of us use spot colors in Photoshop, but still I think this is something which is really missing in this otherwise great program

Thanks
jano

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop: easier to use spot colors.