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Library: Creative Design


Improve the longevity of your prints with a spot varnish

Added on Monday 15th of February 2010 04:54 am EST


Application: Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

My client wants a spot varnish applied to an advertisement I’m designing in Photoshop. I told him it would be no trouble at all—not wanting to look stupid—but I don’t have experience with varnishes. Can you suggest the best way to set one up?

A varnish is a clear resinous coating that a printer can apply to printed products. You can specify for the entire printed piece to have a varnish, so that it wears better, or apply the varnish to a specific area for effect. For ex...