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Old 11-23-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
Robin Springall
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Default Overprinting in InDesign

Grrr, can't get it to do what I want!
InDesign CS2 PC, coloured background, plonk a 100% black (greyscale) tiff on top. The tiff's box has no fill but I want the black bits of the tiff to overprint the background: please would some kind soul tell me how to do it without the white parts showing through as well?

In the end (coz the client was sitting next to me and I didn't want to faff about and add even more to my embarrassment) I drew a path around the black edges in Photoshop, exported to Frustrator, coloured it black, set it to overprint fill (Phil didn't mind, ha ha) and placed the .ai file instead of the tiff. But, blimey, talk about going round the houses! There has to be a simple way (apart from using Quark, of course).

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