Exploring Digital PrePress

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Cengage Learning, Jul 24, 2012 - Computers - 352 pages
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Ready to take on the challenges of print production without fear? There is no better source for understanding how to properly prepare electronic files for printing than Exploring Digital Prepress. An organized, linear format follows the print production process, taking readers step-by-step through simple, straightforward methods for producing the highest-quality printed artwork once an image is created on screen. Coverage explores the best type of software to use for optimal results at each stage of the prepress process, the advantages and disadvantages of different proofing methods, steps designers can take to ensure that their artwork prints correctly, and much more.
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Whether youre a student or seasoned pro you will find this book full of great information. Each page has wonderful information in it. I found myself rereading pages because the information this book ... Read full review

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A terrific book! Has all the information you need to produce top quality digital files for printing. The book's technical information is up-to-date, only the software versions used to describe the print production processes are older. However, most of the technical methods are so similar a reader can easily figure out how to get the same results using newer version of the software. A must read for all graphic arts professionals. 

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Contents

RIP It Color Separations and Workflow Systems
2
Im in the Mode Working with RGB CMYK Spot and Pantone Color Systems
24
I Just Want to Calibrate Calibration and Color Management
44
Cast Away Color Correcting in Photoshop
73
Resolution Now Using Photoshop and Pixelbased Programs for Digital Prepress
109
Building a Better Output Document Using Layout and Drawing Programs
135
Finding Your Type Using Fonts in Your System
162
Making Allowances Avoiding Misregistration of Colors by Trapping
188
The PDF Revolution Creating Compact Files for Output
214
Avoiding Pitfalls Preflighting Files Before Outputting
243
Proof It Different Proofing Methods
268
Making It So Considerations for Printing
296
glossary
322
index
328
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Reid Anderson is a Professor of Graphic Design at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario.

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