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Title: UV effect for pdf
Post by: Tracy on November 01, 2018, 03:07:30 PM
Customer wants their job that is getting UV'd
to look like that in the pdf-is it possible?
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: delooch on November 01, 2018, 03:12:22 PM
wow thats a new one
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: PrepressCrapFixer on November 01, 2018, 03:26:25 PM
 :blowup:
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: scottrsimons on November 01, 2018, 03:38:56 PM
Sure...wait till it is printed take pictures of it, and make a PDF of it. Simple and easy...for...Prepress.  :sarcasm:  Having a bad week, need to laugh at something, sorry Tracy.

But seriously, not sure how to pull that off, without some Photoshop work maybe. And I'm no Photoshop master, or anywhere close.
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: born2print on November 01, 2018, 03:55:19 PM
I hate when artists do that! They make type 4/c desert reflection so it LOOKS like gold foil and we have to catch and fix it.
I understand why they do it early in the process to sell the design, but seems like they could fix it at the end before submitting to us.

Anyway, not really possible unless you create bologna files that hence, are no longer meaningful as proofs.
like ghost-back non UV elements?
ugh.
We send ink pdfs and separate UV pdfs since clients can't / don't / wont use overprint preview or output preview
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: david on November 01, 2018, 04:22:11 PM
Quote from: Tracy link=msg=303324 date=1541099250

Customer wants their job that is getting UV'd
to look like that in the pdf-is it possible?



Here we call that a Mock-up. Done in Photoshop to look "shiny", and it it has zero chance of printing and looking like that.
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: born2print on November 01, 2018, 04:32:38 PM
you have to pick-up and hold your monitor at just the right angle to the light...
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: Tracy on November 01, 2018, 04:34:51 PM
 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Job is all done on my part, UV file already sent to Coating Vendor
actually job is all done, looks like they want this for free.
They want to send it to people that aren't getting the actual invite?
that doesn't even make sense now that I think about it.

Should I do something really cray cray so she doesn't ask again :laugh:
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: born2print on November 01, 2018, 04:44:22 PM
Open pdf in Photoshop, use pen tool / thick / red. Circle UV elements and note "UV HERE", save as pdf, email to client, punch out and go home.
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: Tracy on November 01, 2018, 05:43:51 PM
 :laugh: Ok that should get her to not ask for anything from me  :laugh:
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: Joe on November 01, 2018, 05:57:10 PM
Quote from: Tracy link=msg=303324 date=1541099250

Customer wants their job that is getting UV'd
to look like that in the pdf-is it possible?


Go over and turtle wax their monitor.
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: scottrsimons on November 02, 2018, 07:37:44 AM
You could just comment the PDF, and mark the area that is UV with a comment. And say UV here. Because all PDF viewers will see that, but it will be "JOB DONE".
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: Tracy on November 02, 2018, 10:41:27 AM
Not seeing a job in the rack for it, wondering if they think I'm doing it on a verbal
I don't do verbal :laugh:
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: StudioMonkey on November 05, 2018, 09:18:18 AM
You got the mask for the UV areas so I would do a 40% white shaped vignette at say 75ยบ set to Screen or Lighten, with a small bevel effect to enhance the 3D illusion.  Do it on another layer and send em a PDF.  If they don't like it, fuck em.
Title: Re: UV effect for pdf
Post by: Tracy on November 05, 2018, 10:47:27 AM
Holy cow! I know your speaking Photoshop Greek :laugh:
I tried beveling in Indesign - Rich black over black and I got
a slight thermography effect, It looks pretty good.
should be good enough but it won't be, still waiting for the job to come in!!