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How do I make the Black in Pages True Black? I make Newspaper ads and they are starting to look anemic.

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How do I make the Black in Pages True Black? I make Newspaper ads and they are starting to look anemic.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,710 points)

    Click in the color inkwell. On the colorpicker pop-up, click again on Show Colors to launch the Color Picker. Use the following capture of the Color Picker to select True (totally) Black.


    This amounts to #000000, or rgb(0,0,0) or C=100 Y=100 M=100 K=0


    Drag this black down and drop it in the individual storage well beneath the opacity slider.


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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,380 points)

    Sorry Eric but that is the wrong specification and will produce a muddy brownish grey with possible registration problems particularly in small type as well as being wasteful on ink.




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    Open the Color Picker > click on the color slider tab > click on the color mode patch > choose Black & White > Brightness: 0% (black patch) > drag down to recognisable swatch below


    To label it > click on the color sets tab (3rd tab) > click on the gear > New > Rename the set "DrD's > drag down the swatch from the bar above > Label that 100k > click on any stray swatches and rempve by clicking on the - button below


    These swatches are System wide and available to any application that accesses the Color Picker. Unfortunately Apple has not seen fit to make them easily transferrable or saveable and importable.


    Make the 100k swatch part of your Styles in the Styles Drawer, particularly the text to ensure it is used, you can't spot it on screen and there is no feedback anywhere that it is selected.




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