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Chapter 11. Friends: Illustrator with Ot... > Place a PDF with Spot Color

Place a PDF with Spot Color

If you create a spot-color document in Photoshop (that is, with one or more spot color channels) and place it into Illustrator (File>Place), you probably want the spot color to preview. Unfortunately, if you save the file as an EPS file in Photoshop (File>Save As and choose Photoshop EPS in the Format [PC: Save as Type] pop-up menu), and place it into Illustrator, the spot color will import with the EPS file, but it will not show in the placed file. Instead, in Photoshop choose Save As from the File menu and select Photoshop PDF in the Format (PC: Save as Type) pop-up menu (making sure you have the Spot Colors checkbox selected). Switch to your Illustrator document and choose File>Place. When your image appears, go to the View menu and choose Overprint Preview (Command-Option-Shift-Y [PC: Control-Alt-Shift-Y]).


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