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Old 08-17-2006, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default Need help using color photo as a screen

I give up, somebody help me!

I want to use a halftone, screen, whatever you call it, of a color photo as the background on a CD label I'm designing. I want it to be about 30 or 40 percent of full color. I just want this photo as the lightened background for the printing on my CD label. If it's in full color, the printing won't show up. I know I can do this with a black and white or one-color photo or graphic in Pagemaker, which is the layout program I'm most familiar with. But I can't figure out how to do this with a full color photo in Pagemaker or in Photoshop.

I also have access to InDesign, but anybody who says you can easily use InDesign if you can use Pagemaker is delusional, IMHO. Still, I'll take a crack at it if somebody can tell me what steps to follow to use this photo the way I want to.

There must be some easy way to do this that I'm overlooking! I see it done all the time, it can't be all that difficult. This isn't a commercial project, just a personal CD mix I want a nice label for.

Any help or suggestions will be most appreciated!
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