Adding solid and screened areas of spot color

Next, you'll vary the effect of adding spot color by adding a solid block of the color and then a block of the color screened to 50%. The two areas will appear to be different colors even though you have used the same Pantone custom color on the same color separation.

First, you'll make a selection for the solid block of color and fill the selection using a keyboard shortcut.

1 Using the rectangular marquee tool ( ,), drag a selection marquee around the white square area in the upper right corner of the image (bounded by the two guides).

2 Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), and press Delete to fill the selection with the foreground color. Because you are in the PANTONE 124 C channel, the foreground color is PANTONE 124 and fills the square with solid color.

Making selection for spot color Selection filled with solid color

Now you can add a lighter block of spot color to the image.

3 Make a rectangular selection directly below the left hammer and bounded by the guides.

4 In the Color palette, drag the color slider to 20% to set the value for the new block of color.

5 Hold down Alt/Option and press Delete to fill the selection with a 20% screen of PANTONE 124.

Making selection

Color value set to 20%

Selection filled with 20% color

Making selection

Color value set to 20%

Selection filled with 20% color

6 Choose Select > Deselect.

7 Choose View > Show Extras or View > Show > Guides to hide guides.

8 Choose File > Save.

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