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Photoshop CS3 Prepress Essentials

with Taz Tally

Video: Welcome

Teaches Photoshop users how to best prepare images for print to get professional results.
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  1. 1m 13s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
  2. 30m 31s
    1. Photoshop CS3 interface overview
      5m 40s
    2. RGB setup
      5m 0s
    3. CMYK setup
      2m 49s
    4. Essential workflow preferences
      9m 36s
    5. Memory and scratch disk preferences
      7m 26s
  3. 21m 43s
    1. Bridge interface overview
      4m 51s
    2. Using Bridge favorites
      2m 45s
    3. Customizing Bridge preferences
      4m 33s
    4. Navigating files and accessing metadata
      3m 31s
    5. Sorting and labeling
      3m 12s
    6. Metadata and copyrights
      2m 51s
  4. 20m 24s
    1. Creating and working with duplicate images
      3m 44s
    2. Workspace setup
      3m 1s
    3. Navigating images using the keyboard
      3m 33s
    4. Accessing palettes through the keyboard
      2m 45s
    5. Accessing tools through the keyboard
      4m 6s
    6. The Color Sampler and Info tools
      3m 15s
  5. 46m 27s
    1. Pixels and vectors
      7m 22s
    2. Linear vs. dimensional resolution
      6m 39s
    3. Understanding image channels
      6m 25s
    4. Understanding image bit depth
      7m 1s
    5. Understanding image RGB/CMYK
      6m 17s
    6. AM and FM screening
      10m 13s
    7. Ripping
      2m 30s
  6. 12m 5s
    1. Calibration concepts
      3m 23s
    2. Calibration devices
      7m 33s
    3. Cleaning scanners and digital cameras
      1m 9s
  7. 28m 3s
    1. Resolution requirements for screening
      7m 37s
    2. Linear and dimensional adjustments
      5m 54s
    3. Adjusting digital camera resolution
      3m 43s
    4. Cropping, resizing, and resampling images
      3m 18s
    5. Working with vectors as Smart Objects
      7m 31s
  8. 40m 54s
    1. Pantone process book
      2m 18s
    2. Assigning and building process colors
      7m 37s
    3. Pantone spot book
      3m 33s
    4. Assigning spot colors
      9m 34s
    5. Pantone duotone book
      2m 22s
    6. Creating in duotone
      6m 39s
    7. Creating rich blacks
      3m 47s
    8. Matching colors from Photoshop to other applications
      5m 4s
  9. 47m 9s
    1. Tonal regions
      4m 3s
    2. Histograms, Curves, and the Info palette
      9m 11s
    3. Setting highlights and shadows
      6m 45s
    4. Adjusting brightness and contrast
      3m 58s
    5. Sharpening grayscale images
      10m 52s
    6. Adjusting images for newsprint
      4m 38s
    7. Understanding and adjusting for dot gain
      7m 42s
  10. 21m 58s
    1. Histograms, Curves, and the Info palette
      4m 44s
    2. Setting highlights and shadows
      6m 14s
    3. Adjusting brightness and contrast
      2m 59s
    4. Sharpening color images
      8m 1s
  11. 1h 0m
    1. Correcting JPEG posterization
      7m 1s
    2. Removing dust and scratches
      6m 50s
    3. Descreening
      6m 6s
    4. Noise image sharpening
      6m 19s
    5. Creating vignettes
      5m 38s
    6. Creating Soft Edge silhouettes
      3m 27s
    7. Creating Hard Edge silhouettes
      7m 56s
    8. Creating gradients
      7m 11s
    9. Adding type to images
      9m 55s
  12. 51m 15s
    1. RGB to grayscale fundamentals
      6m 58s
    2. RGB to grayscale using the Channel Mixer
      5m 12s
    3. RGB vs. CMYK fundamentals
      4m 35s
    4. RGB vs. CMYK workflow
      7m 51s
    5. Converting RGB to CMYK with generic profiles
      8m 17s
    6. Converting RGB to CMYK with custom profiles
      5m 9s
    7. Creating custom Photoshop CMYK profiles
      13m 13s
  13. 54m 5s
    1. Working with placed Photoshop documents in InDesign
      5m 27s
    2. Simplifying images
      5m 35s
    3. Introduction to file formats: Contents and containers
      4m 56s
    4. Creating TIFFs
      3m 19s
    5. Creating EPS files
      5m 27s
    6. Creating PDFs
      7m 59s
    7. Creating DCS 2.0 files
      4m 55s
    8. Soft proofing
      5m 16s
    9. Scatter proofs: Printing from Photoshop
      11m 11s
  14. 17m 20s
    1. Batch renaming with Bridge
      2m 44s
    2. Creating actions in Photoshop
      4m 19s
    3. Using Bridge and the Image Processor
      4m 27s
    4. Combining the Image Processor and actions
      3m 25s
    5. Synchronization of color settings
      2m 25s
  15. 37s
    1. Goodbye

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Photoshop CS3 Prepress Essentials
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In Photoshop CS3 Prepress Essentials, instructor Taz Tally, Ph.D., teaches Photoshop CS3 users how to best prepare color and black-and-white images for print use. From explaining tools and workflows to discussing image channels, resolution, bit depth and modes, Taz explores all of Photoshop CS3's important prepress features. He guides viewers through concrete, practical exercises in image editing, correction, and adjustment, demonstrating how to get real-world, professional results. He also covers how to automate processes once settings are determined for specific needs. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.



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