Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Separations Preview, part of 11 Things Every Newspaper Should Know About PDFs.
A very common problem with PDFs is not understanding spot color. …Your spot colors get into these PDFs, and not on accident. …Usually, it's the person who created it, is just choosing colors. …And often times, they don't know the difference between spot and process colors. …So what happens is spot colors get into the PDF, which actually is great …technology when you need it, all right? But when you don't need it, then it …causes a problem. Get this call all the time, hey, we went …to press and things were dropping out. We were missing it.…
We had to stop the press, had to go back. I opened all the PDFs in Photoshop and …everything was fine. Well, don't open them in Photoshop …because of all the problems that creates. There's other ways to fix this spot color issue. …First of all, let's see it before it's even on press. …I'm in InDesign. We can do the same thing in Quirk. …We can do the same thing even in Page Maker. …Just go to your Swatches panel. There's spot colors right there, green, …
- Checking out the PDF
- Digging deeper with the Output Preview panel
- Simple fixes with the TouchUp tools
- Converting colors
- Managing transparency
- Working with fonts
- Preflighting PDFs
- Repairing PDFs with Photoshop and Illustrator
- Exporting vs. printing and distilling
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Checking Out the PDF
2. Digging Deeper with Output Preview
3. Simple Fixes with the TouchUp Tools
4. Converting Colors
Working with Color7m 22s
5. Managing Transparency
6. What's Going on with Fonts?
7. Preflighting PDFs
8. When to Use Photoshop as a PDF Repair Tool
9. Using Illustrator as a PDF Repair Tool
10. Exporting vs. Printing and Distilling
11. Have You Metadata?
Metadata in PDFs7m 13s
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