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Saving 2 colour artwork as an eps

Saving 2 colour artwork as an eps

Saving 2 colour artwork as an eps

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I have produced a piece of artwork in illustrator 9, using 2 spot pantone colours and have incorporated gaussian blur. After I have saved the file as an eps (which entails flattening the artwork) the 2 spot colours have now become cmyk colours. Is there any way around this problem?

RE: Saving 2 colour artwork as an eps

There is no reason that these colors would have been reasigned unless you opened your eps in photoshop. You cannot however apply a gaussian blur to a spot color, you will convert it to whatever document color mode you are using (cmyk or rgb) if you try. What I do to get around this is make all of one of the colors process black, and assign a spot to the other. I make whatever color has the blur the process black plate. That way when I go to separate it I only output the process black plate (not the cyan, mag, or yellow) and the spot plate. After the plates are printed you can put whatever ink color on the press you want.

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