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Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printing
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Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printing

with Taz Tally

Video: Welcome

Welcome to Photoshop CS5 Prepress and Printing. Hello, I'm your instructor, Taz Tally. Due to the proliferation of printing devices the world of prepress and printing has changed dramatically in the last few years. In this course, I'll show you how to prepare your Photoshop files for a wide variety of printing devices, including offset printing presses, digital presses, wide format large gamut inkjet printers, and toner-based printers. I'll explain the characteristics and capabilities as well as the limitations of the various printers and how you can prep your images and adapt your workflow accordingly.
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  1. 2m 21s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 22s
  2. 7m 3s
    1. Assigning working color spaces
      4m 58s
    2. Soft proofing
      2m 5s
  3. 16m 42s
    1. Understanding pixel fundamentals: Bit depth, RGB, and CMYK
      3m 44s
    2. Setting up and using the Info panel
      5m 14s
    3. Understanding AM vs. FM screening
      7m 44s
  4. 7m 27s
    1. Understanding color gamuts and color profiles
      5m 2s
    2. Determining the minimum printable highlight of a specific printer
      2m 25s
  5. 46m 53s
    1. Handling images
      8m 40s
    2. Setting highlights and shadows
      4m 8s
    3. Adjusting brightness and contrast
      3m 5s
    4. Adjusting images for newsprint
      2m 28s
    5. Understanding dot gain
      3m 23s
    6. Making dot gain adjustments
      4m 2s
    7. Resizing and resampling your images
      10m 42s
    8. Removing patterns
      7m 4s
    9. Working with Smart Objects
      3m 21s
  6. 31m 2s
    1. Understanding file formats
      3m 16s
    2. Working with PSD files
      2m 22s
    3. Simplifying with TIFF files
      4m 23s
    4. Working with EPS
      3m 9s
    5. Working with PDFs
      5m 27s
    6. Saving CMYK files
      4m 1s
    7. Saving spot colors in DCS 2.0 format
      3m 16s
    8. Saving spot colors as PDFs
      1m 39s
    9. Working with large document files
      1m 50s
    10. Working with JPGs
      1m 39s
  7. 21m 18s
    1. Using swatch books
      7m 30s
    2. Assigning and building process colors
      3m 38s
    3. Assigning spot colors
      3m 12s
    4. Creating duotones
      4m 0s
    5. Creating rich blacks
      2m 58s
  8. 4m 54s
    1. Creating printable vignettes
      2m 41s
    2. Creating printable gradients
      2m 13s
  9. 17m 21s
    1. Choosing and formatting fonts for printing
      5m 14s
    2. Comparing editable and raster types
      3m 9s
    3. Working with hard-edged type
      1m 45s
    4. Printing fonts and file formats
      7m 13s
  10. 19m 17s
    1. Knowing a sharpening tool
      3m 8s
    2. Sharpening noisy images
      3m 5s
    3. Sharpening RGB files
      8m 25s
    4. Sharpening in Lab
      2m 14s
    5. Using Smart Filters
      2m 25s
  11. 46m 5s
    1. Understanding color spaces, gamuts, and profiles
      5m 55s
    2. Choosing a workflow: RGB or CMYK
      2m 39s
    3. Printing to commercial offset presses
      6m 54s
    4. Printing to digital presses and toner printers
      7m 23s
    5. Printing to high-quality inkjets
      11m 15s
    6. Printing to single-channel grayscale
      4m 4s
    7. Printing to double-channel grayscale
      4m 11s
    8. Downloading and installing printer-paper profiles
      3m 44s
  12. 11m 5s
    1. Soft-proofing images
      6m 29s
    2. Printing a hard proof
      4m 36s
  13. 10m 7s
    1. Recording actions to change color modes and file formats
      5m 22s
    2. Automating dimension changes
      4m 45s
  14. 16s
    1. Goodbye
      16s

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Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printing
4h 1m Intermediate May 04, 2010

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In Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printing, author Taz Tally shows how to prepare Photoshop files for a wide variety of printing devices, including offset printing presses, digital presses, wide format, large gamut inkjet printers, and toner-based printers. This course covers image adjustments, color mode conversions, and selecting the right format for print, as well as assigning and building colors to achieve desired print colors and using automation to streamline the prepress workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding RGB and CMYK bit depth
  • AM versus FM screening
  • Working with device color gamuts and profiles
  • Making image adjustments before printing
  • Choosing the correct file format for output
  • Assigning spot and process colors
  • Comparing editable and raster type
  • Sharpening for print
  • Printing to grayscale
  • Proofing images
  • Recording actions to automate printing-related tasks
Subjects:
Design Print Production
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Taz Tally

Welcome

Welcome to Photoshop CS5 Prepress and Printing. Hello, I'm your instructor, Taz Tally. Due to the proliferation of printing devices the world of prepress and printing has changed dramatically in the last few years. In this course, I'll show you how to prepare your Photoshop files for a wide variety of printing devices, including offset printing presses, digital presses, wide format large gamut inkjet printers, and toner-based printers. I'll explain the characteristics and capabilities as well as the limitations of the various printers and how you can prep your images and adapt your workflow accordingly.

We'll go over image adjustments, color mode conversions, and selecting the right format for print. We'll get into how to assign and build colors to achieve the print colors you expect. Along the way, I'll even show you how to automate some of these functions to streamline your printing workflow. So come on in, let's get started with Photoshop CS5 Prepress and Printing.

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