with a separated image in Photoshop. Your image must be separated
into spot channels (EasyArt does that automatically)
Covert the image
to CMYK "Image > Mode > CMYK color" (note:
only the RGB channels will convert. All the spot colors will
remain the same)
go to the channels list and convert each spot color to specific
To do this double click on a separated channel (not the CMYK
channels) to open the "Spot color options" window.
Then click on the colored box to open up the "Color Picker"
window. Next click on the "Custom" button. In the
"Book" drop down list select "Pantone Solid
Coated" then click OK.
You must do this for each separated spot color channel, assigning
each one a Pantone match.
If you have a White base channel and a highlight white channel
you must change the color of one of them slightly to an off
white (usually the highlight) you cannot have 2 whites the
same color in Corel Draw (or any 2 colors the same).
save the separated image as a Photoshop DSC 2.0 (EPS) file.
and use the settings below.
save image = "File > Save As > select a file name
and location you can find later (maybe save to your desktop
so it is easy to find) Format = Photoshop DSC 2.0 (EPS). the
"DCS 2.0 Format" window will open, use these settings
= TIFF (8bits/pixel)
DCS = Single File with color Composite
Encoding = ASCll
you have already assigned halftone screen settings you can
check the "Include Halftone Screen" box, if not
you can do it in Corel Draw.
you have Corel Draw open close it! and open it up again.
Importing the new EPS image file you must first setup the
userink palette. (VERY IMPORTANT!)
make a new page (Document) whatever size you want to output
open up the "userinks" palette. to do this go "Window
> Color Palettes > Open Palette" Now comes the
tricky part! you have to find where is the userinks palette
on your computer. If you don't know you can do a separate
search of your computer before you do this step, you are looking
for a file called "userinks.cpl" . Once you know
where to find the userinks palette, open it up in Corel Draw.
you must clear out all of the colors in your userinks palette.
To do this go "Window > Color Palettes > Palette
Editor" and in the editor drop down list select "Custom
Spot Colors" then select each individual color and "Delete"
it, until you have an empty palette, then click OK.
will have to clear this "userinks" palette each
time before you load in a separated Photoshop EPS file, if
you do not Corel Draw will not find all of the separated channels
on the next image you import.
the Photoshop EPS file (make sure you select "EPS - Encapsulated
Postscript" from the "Files of Type" drop down
you need to add the spot colors to your user palette. To do
this begin printing the image. Go "File > Print >"
a message will pop up saying that Corel cannot find this color
in any spot color palette so will add it, it will give you
a message for each spot color in your image, just click the
OK button for each one. When you have clicked OK for them
all, close the print window (don't print).
you must close Corel Draw without saving your file, Then open
Corel Draw up again and your "userinks" color palette
will now show all of the added spot colors. Create a new page
again and import your Photoshop EPS image.
when you add any text or graphics assign the same colors from
this new user palette and they will appear on the separated
when you view the separations in the Corel Draw print preview
window they will all appear the same (except for the CMYK
and the added text) don't worry about this the separations
will print out fine.
when you are finished with your image delete all of the colors
from your "userinks" palette so it is ready for
the next image.