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.
In Illustrator > File > Place > Select the image to place.
Click on the image > Edit > Edit Colors > Convert to Grayscale.
If this option is not available, Open the image in Photoshop > Image > Mode > Grayscale
When prompted, press Discard:
Now you got your Grayscale Image. Save the image as a JPEG file and Illustrator > File > Place Image in Illustrator.
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.
Tada! Hope it helps!