Mixing CMYK color into a Pantone Color!! – CorelDRAW X3 – CorelDRAW X3 and older – CorelDRAW Community

Is it possible to mix a percentage of one of the cmyk inks into a pantone color? I know it can be done with bitmaps into a raster editor like PP or PS but just wondering how it can be done with simple vectors, my current workaround is to make an extra shape over a pantone color and fill it and overprint that. but that doesn't always work on complex things like this in the attached image. In the image below I want to add some percentage of Black over the Pantone Orange. If memory serves Corel prohibited that feature in the past to keep the user from creating what they thought was a spot color graphic that would onlyseperate as CMYK. In the pqantone palette there are the base pigments that you can use and that will seperate as proper spot color. I can't understand that line. Can u please explain it in lil more detail please...... what are base pigments. In the above image I just want some black over the Pantone Orange in the extrude.. The Pantone coated and uncoated palette have process cyan, process magenta, process black and process yellow built into the palette. Just use them. Bitmaps allows to use 'doutone', but vectors don't work in the same way. You can't mix a Pantone color with a CMYK in the same point. If you have a Pantone color (Pantone 286 C for example) if you add a 10% of Pantone Black of 10% of CMYK black, the color will change, and will no longer the 286 C. The only way is to overprint another object. Hi Ariel, I actually won't mind that, atleast the base pantone color would remain the same, doesn't matter if slight % of black changes it's shade a little. Yeah this is what I've been doing, but doesn't seem practical on every thing, like in the the extrude of the image attached at the top. Sorry, but Pantone does not allows to change values. You can't add another tint, because the number of Pantone will change or it converts to CMYK. What you can do is to use a % of the Pantone, for example, 40% of Pantone 286 C Hi Aleem, Why don't you use Pantone Black? that's what I do. If you really need process black, then you have to duplicate your shape and change the other color to white and leave only the black and then create a transparency to overprint. Hi Manuel, that's the most common yet most practical workaround thanx for suggesting it. but it would be nice if such an option were provided. In the attached image I've used process yellow and process black, it's so easy to mix the percentage of any other color like I've mixed 25 of black in the 2nd yellow of the extrude. I'd love to have the similar options for the pantone colors. Hi Manuel, that's the most common yet most practical workaround thanx for suggesting it. but it would be nice if such an option were provided. In the attached image I've used process yellow and process black, it's so easy to mix the percentage of any other color like I've mixed 25 of black in the 2nd yellow of the extrude. I'd love to have the similar options for the pantone colors. Hi Manuel, does it allow to be overlapped within one shape? I don't think using process black or Pantone black make any difference. But looking for ur followup nonetheless. There was an error uploading the file from my newsreader. Have edited the post and file is now correctly attached. Have also included it with this post as well. (SampleMix.pdf) Hi Miller, This feature is there in X3 as well but Im afraid this is not I m looking for. Watch the attached .gif to get any ideas of what I want. I've used a solid pantone yellow and a linear transparency with pantone black and overprinted that on top of yellow, but I want to do that with just one object not two. Source.


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