Add depth with spot colours and channels

Print finishes like UV coating and spot colours are an excellent way to add dimension to your images. Over the following pages, I’ll show you how to prepare an illustration to be printed with finishes like these by using spot channels.

We’ll focus on UV coating, which is a type of varnish that gives a glossy finish to printed surfaces, and also on spot colours. We’ll use spot colours from Pantone, but the process can be applied to any print finishing you like, from metallic inks to varnishes.


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