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Okay, I'm an early beta user of all the Affinity suite and I'm convinced it's getting better and better after each update. I hope I'm wrong but I can't find a way to work on photos or bitmap illustrations in Affinity Photo with duotones, tritones and even quadritones with spot colours via the channel like I'm doing it with Photoshop. Is it possible? It would really help me to get rid of Photoshop for good. To clarify my process, in Photoshop, I'm working in Greyscale mode and then I'm adding spot colours via the Channel panel. Photoshop is then able to simulate in Grey mode the spot colours and simulate the overprint of each colour. While working with spot colours on illustrations, I'm having 1200 dpi A3 files in greyscale mode which gives me quite small files size while working with large high resolution files. This is super handy. Most people working with silkscreen print process know what I'm talking about. I'd also love to be able to work with bitmap 1 bit image in Affinity Photo as well but I don't think I can do that either. Many thanks.
I know this is a feature hard to implement, but i have to ask for it. I compose some magazines with 2 Spot inks, usually Black & any Pantone ink. I don't like to use that method, but some customers seems to like it and it's cheapper to print (in offset press) than full CMYK. So, i have tu use that feature. It's the only feature i miss, both in Photo and Designer; so, i have to use Adobe Photoshop. So, this is the workflow in Adobe CC suite, and i it will be nice to have it in Affinity apps... Bitmap: - First, create a 8bit gray image - Change format to Multichannel (you are not allowed if you don't change first to Gray) - Add many channels as you need - Change Spot color of each channel This is not just Duotone/Tritone, etc... Is full channel working. You are allowed to paint any part of the channel, not just all the channel as a whole image. In those examples, i just coppied Cian or Magenta channels of the orinial image, then coppied directly to Spot Channel. Image must be saved in .eps DCS 2.0 format. It's the same format as duotones, but you are allowed to edit channels directly (duotones are curve variations of the same 8bit gray channel). Compositing (Indesign): - Import your DCS 2.0 image. The spot inks of the image are auto. incorporated to document swatches. - Then, yo can create mixed inks, with % of each spot ink yo wish. You can also add gradients based on those mixed inks. Thanks