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by abailescollins
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: Path edition: how to add direction handles to a path point?
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Path edition: how to add direction handles to a path point?

You learn something new every day!!
I even wrote a feature request for that, mind you it was for a specific tool, not a menu item.
by abailescollins
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: Remove 4 color process for 5 color pdf
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Remove 4 color process for 5 color pdf

So if we back up a bit, the end goal is to get a print of the Pantone 286 separation out of a color printer in the (nearish) correct blue color. But only the Spot color, no CMYK. The easiest way I can think of is to convert the CMYK to white via color curves or mapping (so you get the knockout hole)...
by abailescollins
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: Autotrapping
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Re: Autotrapping

Hi Angela, hope you are well. There is no trapping in PitStop, or many other applications for that matter. The only thing you can do it add overprint strokes, or maybe use some transparency. Regarding Action Lists, you might be able to do something with Black overprint, but beyond that it gets very ...
by abailescollins
Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Adobe Illustrator Stroke Alignment Correction
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Adobe Illustrator Stroke Alignment Correction

yep, see second post in the thread.

So the Action List would look something like.

Select Spot Color by name from list
'Select closed paths
AND
Log absence of selection.
by abailescollins
Mon Mar 07, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Adobe Illustrator Stroke Alignment Correction
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Adobe Illustrator Stroke Alignment Correction

Yep, it's not a stroke.
It's two paths defining a shape that is filled.
If you grab one of the paths and move it you will see what I mean (see screenshot)

What kind of edits are you hoping to make to this?
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by abailescollins
Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Adobe Illustrator Stroke Alignment Correction
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Adobe Illustrator Stroke Alignment Correction

The issue is Pitstop is still actually detecting a stroke present for when it's either left or right-aligned. But when you open the pitstop inspector and select the stroke it shows it as filled.

Can you show the 'stroke' in the Inspector?

What you are selecting there is just the 'Select Line Art'
by abailescollins
Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Adobe Illustrator Stroke Alignment Correction
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Adobe Illustrator Stroke Alignment Correction

The problem here is that the PDF specification only allows strokes to be centred. That's probably why you are getting fills when you export them from Illustrator, there's no other way to create the correct shape otherwise when the PDF is created. I'm not sure that this can be detected or fixed. But ...
by abailescollins
Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: Spot colors from imported color library not selectable
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Spot colors from imported color library not selectable

They are not Spot Color Swatches. If you import them into Indesign they look like this.
So they are just regular RGB colors but associated with a Swatch name.
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by abailescollins
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: PDF Creation
Topic: Split PDF to color separations
Replies: 12
Views: 4440

Re: Split PDF to color separations

Hi Magnus The GWG Test Suite is not a good test for this. That file is built with special constructions, some of it hand coded. It's sole purpose is to test PDF/X-4 compatibility for rips and software, and identify any problem PDF constructions. It's useless for anything else. regards abc (GWG Techn...
by abailescollins
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Maintain layers in Illustrator.
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Maintain layers in Illustrator.

What he said, but a bit more understanding. When you save a PDF from Illustrator with the option to go back to illustrator you get a kind of hybrid PDF file. It actually has two files in it, the .ai file and the PDF. There is a little piece of code called 'PieceInfo' that ensures these two files are...
by abailescollins
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Step and Repeat Action
Replies: 3
Views: 2818

Re: Step and Repeat Action

It's an Action, not an Action List
So you would need to make an Action to use it.

I covered it a bit in the November PitStop workshop, so you might want to look at that.
https://learning.enfocus.com/pluginfile ... 202021.mp4
by abailescollins
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: How to remove Form?
Replies: 7
Views: 7316

Re: How to remove Form?

What you could try, and I would not normally say this but it might work in this case, is save the PDF as Postscript and re-distill it to PDF. Forms don't exist in postscript, and if you then save as a low PDF version, you might be able to eliminate them. I wouldn't suggest this normally, but as it's...
by abailescollins
Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: page extraction loses ICC profile
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Re: page extraction loses ICC profile

You mean the profile is used as an Output Intent Robin?
BTW there is no 'page extraction' feature in PitStop, so could it be that's an Acrobat function?