How to change a picture to Pantone in Illustrator

How to change a picture to Pantone in Illustrator?

Your client gave you a CMYK image logo (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, etc) and asks you to change it into a single color Pantone or black. The final artwork has to be done in Illustrator because you need to output the file and send to the printer.

STEP 1

In Illustrator > File > Place > Select the image to place.

STEP 2

Click on the image > Edit > Edit Colors > Convert to Grayscale.
How to change an image into Pantone or single color in Illustrator
If this option is not available, Open the image in Photoshop > Image > Mode > Grayscale

How to change an image into Pantone or single color in Illustrator

When prompted, press Discard:
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Now you got your Grayscale Image. Save the image as a JPEG file and Illustrator > File > Place Image in Illustrator.

 

STEP 3

Let’s go back to Illustrator. Once it’s converted into grayscale, simple choose a Pantone color or Pure Black ( K 100) and fill the image with the color.

Below sample: The barcode is an image. After changing it to Grayscale, I can simply fill it with any desired color without changing the image into vector.

How to change an image into Pantone or single color in Illustrator

How to change an image into Pantone or single color in Illustrator

 

Tada! Hope it helps!

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