Color Blindness

13/10/2008

Remember those color blindness tests? Here are some tips and tricks on how to incorporate the technique in you web-to-print template designs.

Web-to-print color blindness effect

Before you start

  • Import or create the main pattern and duplicate it. One copy will be used as a background fill and the other as a text fill.
  • Input the dumy text and turn it into a variable web-to-print field.

Change the color palette of the text fill pattern

Web-to-print three color pattern/

The shapes (elipses) in the main pattern are in three different colors. You need to replace each of those colors in the copy of the pattern that will be used as the text fill.

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Web-to-print select a shape/

To select all the objects with the same color and change the color at once you need to select one of the shapes…

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Web-to-print find objects…go to Edit/Find And Replace/Find Objects and check the “Find objects that match the currently selected object” checkbox. In this particular case we only need to select all the objects with the same color as the selected object.

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Web-to-print select all similar objectsClick Find All to select all the similar objects and change their color. Do the same with the other objects.

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Web-to-print pattern colors changed/

The result should be something similar to this.

PowerClip

After you’ve changed the text fill pattern’s color palette, select it and place it inside the dummy text as a PowerClip.

Note. After placing the text fill pattern inside the text object, right click on the text object, go to edit contents, click on the fill and press “P” on the keyboard to center it on the page. This will ensure a correct alignment of the text fill and the background fill.

All done!

Our web-to-print software can handle this effect easily! Upload the template into your catalog and test it.

Web-to-print color blindness effect/

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Try this web-to-print template.

Download the FREE CorelDRAW template file.

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