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    Composite From Separations

    HI everyone,
    I have looked high & low & have not yet figured this one out. How does one combines separated CMYK .ps files back into composites .ps or .pdf? I am aware of only one that is Seps2comp 1.7 but that is too old & unable to use now. A solution / guide would be very welcome on either platform PC or Mac.
    Thank you.

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    Esko Backstage "normalizer" ticket task can do it easily. Just a [x] in ticket options.

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    Manually in Photoshop

    Time consuming but works:
    1. Load all separation bitmaps in Photoshop (pdf rasterize is an option...)
    2. Convert all from BW to greyscale
    3. Go to channels palette and select Merge channels from drop down menu
    4. Select what you need (ie. CMYK)
    5. Select correct bitmap for each channel and merge.

    That should give you a composite image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcatinc View Post
    Time consuming but works:
    1. Load all separation bitmaps in Photoshop (pdf rasterize is an option...)
    2. Convert all from BW to greyscale
    3. Go to channels palette and select Merge channels from drop down menu
    4. Select what you need (ie. CMYK)
    5. Select correct bitmap for each channel and merge.

    That should give you a composite image.
    Yes thank you dear friend. And what do you propose I do with the vector data in the file?

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    Actually it all depends what you intend to do with separated file. If you plan/need to edit, I can not help you. The way I described is good for obtaining improof/proof because it is usable for 1bit TIF produced by RIP to be converted in full resolution (with roseta) or lower resoultion for screen proof and printed proof/improof. Sorry for misunderstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcatinc View Post
    Time consuming but works:
    1. Load all separation bitmaps in Photoshop (pdf rasterize is an option...)
    2. Convert all from BW to greyscale
    3. Go to channels palette and select Merge channels from drop down menu
    4. Select what you need (ie. CMYK)
    5. Select correct bitmap for each channel and merge.

    That should give you a composite image.
    yes, it's working fine

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