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Any ideas on converting grayscale map in AI to 2 color (black and pantone 143c) as sepia effect? I can do it in Photoshop if need be, but was hoping to get a good effect in AI.
Am using CS3.

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A couple things come to my mind:

you might try playing with the live color settings under Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor with Preset > 2 Color Job. Make a new swatch set containing only black and your PMS swatch, then select that set for the 2 color conversion.

Or you might be able to get away with drawing a large rectangle on the topmost layer, filling it with your PMS color, then setting its blend mode to multiply and fiddling with the transparency slider. Thats probably not a very stable way to do it though, it depends on your output intent I guess.

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Thanks. I did discover that by 1st converting all the grayscale, flatting layers, then creating a new fill of Pantone #, with multiply/transparent setting, it worked well.




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