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From: Photoshop CS Prepress Essentials

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Photoshop CS Prepress Essentials with Taz Tally, Ph.D., is a movie-based tutorial designed to teach both graphics professionals and newcomers how to create, correct, and prepare Photoshop images for printing at commercial print shops. Following Taz's prepress tips allows Photoshop users to achieve predictable, consistent, top-quality printing results. The tutorial begins with digital image creation and handling fundamentals, including topics such as image resolution, scaling and simplification, and file format selection and configuration. Next, Taz covers more complex topics such as setting prepress-specific highlights and shadows, color correction for prepress, RGB to CMYK conversion, creating and printing duotones and spot colors, applying sharpening for printing, and trapping in Photoshop. Techniques for working faster and enhancing prepress workflow are also demonstrated. The tutorial's step-by-step instructions allow users to follow along using their own images, learning at their own pace.


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Photoshop CS Prepress Essentials

71 video lessons · 10308 viewers

Taz Tally

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  1. 41s
    1. welcome
  2. 1h 28m
    1. photoshop fundamentals
    2. keyboard shortcuts
      3m 11s
    3. RGB setup
      3m 40s
    4. CMYK setup
      2m 6s
    5. preferences
      18m 10s
    6. scratch disk
      6m 35s
    7. browser intro
      8m 41s
    8. duplicate
      4m 24s
    9. tool configuration
      3m 36s
    10. keyboard navigation
      8m 46s
    11. pixels vs vectors
      7m 25s
    12. pixel fundamentals
      13m 25s
    13. AM vs FM
      7m 50s
  3. 2h 34m
    1. scratch disk
      2m 38s
    2. resolution requirements
      6m 40s
    3. resize and resample
      7m 17s
    4. digital camera
      7m 21s
    5. JPEG posterization
      8m 27s
    6. cropping
      6m 9s
    7. vectors
      16m 5s
    8. calibration concept
      1m 58s
    9. calibration
      10m 45s
    10. descreening
      14m 31s
    11. cleaning scanners and digital cameras
      1m 10s
    12. dust and scratches
      11m 38s
    13. print gradients
      9m 50s
    14. pantone process book
      2m 19s
    15. assign/build process colors
      8m 18s
    16. pantone spot book
      3m 34s
    17. spot colors
      13m 21s
    18. pantone duotone book
      2m 23s
    19. duotones
      9m 50s
    20. matching color names
      4m 11s
    21. rich blacks
      6m 10s
  4. 2h 52m
    1. highlights and shadows
      9m 34s
    2. brightness and contrast
      12m 16s
    3. partial area adjustments
      8m 57s
    4. HL - SH for newsprint
      4m 2s
    5. dot gain demo
      2m 13s
    6. dot gain
      7m 39s
    7. color correction
      21m 39s
    8. GS sharpening
      11m 20s
    9. RGB sharpening
      10m 26s
    10. noisy image sharpening
      4m 23s
    11. working in lab
      4m 31s
    12. vignettes
      5m 56s
    13. soft silhouettes
      5m 51s
    14. hard silhouettes - export
      12m 14s
    15. hard silhouettes - path
      11m 41s
    16. type
      20m 36s
    17. type 2
      11m 45s
    18. simplifying
      7m 35s
  5. 2h 25m
    1. RGB-GS
      13m 5s
    2. RGB vs CMYK
      4m 36s
    3. RGB vs CMYK workflow
      3m 55s
    4. RGB to CMYK basics
      8m 34s
    5. RGB-CMYK advanced
      25m 56s
    6. soft proofs
      5m 53s
    7. matching colors
      4m 15s
    8. trapping contones
      4m 59s
    9. spot color traps
      5m 52s
    10. contents vs. containers
      5m 46s
    11. file formats 1
      19m 11s
    12. file formats 2
      5m 10s
    13. placing
      2m 40s
    14. scatter proofs
      5m 58s
    15. actions
      11m 28s
    16. file info
      4m 49s
    17. key questions
      6m 18s
    18. avoiding problems
      7m 14s

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