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

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Blended Objects

Illustrator allows you to select two different objects and then use the Blend tool () to create transitional shapes between them. It’s an interesting effect, but if the starting objects are filled with spot colors, the intermediate shapes are generated as CMYK objects (Figure 10.26).

Figure 10.26. Start with two spot-color objects (top). The Blend tool allows you to create discrete intermediate shapes (middle) or a smooth gradient-like transition between the objects. But there’s bad news: All the intermediate shapes (bottom) are rendered as CMYK, which is probably not what you want.

If the blend effect is crucial to your design, ...

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