Feature request Photoshop: Spot color layers

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Currently, working with spot colors when creating a composition is a huge hassle. Spot colors are mainly used in the packaging industry, but creating a Photoshop composition using spot colors is a pain in the  ̶a̶s̶s̶ ̶ foot. Please allow us to create layers which represents one spot color. Multiple spot color layers with the same pantone color assigned, should be merged in the same pantone color channel. It should be possible to use all layer options, layer effects, blende modes, adjustment layers, masks, clipping masks, ...
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How would that work? If you apply a blend mode to a spot color, it changes the color. The whole idea of spot color is for separations so you can make a plate or screen. A spot color doesn't change.
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Hi David. You are right. There are limitations and Photoshop should always work within the limits of the colors/colorspace. But when creating 2 spot layers and setting the first layer to 50% transparant, that should be possible. Creating a spot layer and adding a drop shadow layer effect using another spot or process color, I something which also can be printed. There will be limitations, but also a whole new range of options which will significantly improve the design process.
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