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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Creating a Spot Varnish Plate

Even though it isn’t usually colored, a spot varnish plate is handled just like a spot color ink. Remember, a spot varnish is a shaped application of varnish, commonly used to highlight an object, as opposed to an allover flood varnish (for more information see “Coatings and Varnishes” in Chapter Two, “Ink on Paper”).

To create a spot varnish plate, start as you would when creating a spot color: Choose New Spot Channel from the Channels panel menu. If varnish components have already been created, name your varnish plate consistent with the existing files, and then click the Color block in the Spot Channel dialog and create a color mix in keeping with existing files. If you’re starting fresh, we’d suggest naming ...

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