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In this movie, I'll take you on a tour of the printing marks. Which allow you to label your output, as well as include trim marks and so forth. Now, one of the printing marks that's available to you is the description. And you can enter a description for any image by going up to the File menu, and choosing the file Info Command. Now the purpose of file info is to associate metadata with your image. And metadata is anything above and beyond the pixel level data required to define your image file. For example if you click on the Description tab you're going to see a series of fields that you can fill out any way you like.
For example you can mark an image as copywrited. As I have in this case. You can also include copyright data. You can include a URL along with your file. And check the accuracy of the link by clicking on the Go To URL button. But the field I want you to notice right now is this description field. So I've gone ahead and added a description to this file and I can output that description as well. Alright I'm going to cancel out of this dialogue box. And then return to the File menu and choose the Print command. All the printing marks appear outside the image in the margin.
And I've scaled the image to the extent that I can't see a margin anymore. So I need to back out. By returning the scale value to a 100%. And turning on the center check box . Next I'll expand the printing mark section and notice that we have five printing marks in all including that description. And these printing marks preview, over here on the left side of the dialogue box. So if I turn on corner crop marks I'll see my trim marks, which allow me to trim the image away from the paper which is great for creating full bleeds, as I'll explain in the next movie.
Next, we have center crop marks which identify the vertical and horizontal centers to the image. You can turn on registration marks. Technically, registration marks are designed to align process color separations, as in the case of commercial reproduction. Now technically, you don't need them when printing full color composites but they're not going to hurry, either. Now I'll now turn on my description. And notice that I'm not actually seeing the description appear here inside the Print Preview. And that's because Photoshop doesn't think I have enough room. So I'll click inside that scale value, and I'll press Shift+Down Arrow, to reduce the scale value to 90% and now you can see the description, in the lower left corner of the page.
In truth, it prints much closer to the image, and it'll appear just fine when the image is scaled to 100% or even 110%, where this image is concerned. Nowadays you can edit the description from the Print dialog box, by clicking on the Edit button, and whatever edits you make will also be reflected in the File Info dialog box. I'll go ahead and cancel out of there. And then I'll turn on labels. Labels goes ahead and adds the file name, and the full file name as well, even though it appears truncated here inside the preview.
Including the name of the active layer, and all that other information that you see int he title bar. And now at this point you can click the Print button in order to print a test version of your image and see what those printing marks look like. Or you can click on the Done button in order to update your image. And that's how to work with printing marks when outputting your images from Photoshop.
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