Illustrator Print Production


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Understanding Illustrator

When you start a new document in Illustrator, you have to make some choices. When I choose File > New, the New Document dialog comes up. If I think I'm going to make a brochure, I'm going to give it a name. Under Profile, these are Document Profiles. I can choose from the list of options. My document is going to be headed toward print, so I'm going to choose Print. That means that my swatches are going to start out as CMYK. If I were to choose Web, my swatches start out as RGB. And that's also true for Devices, Video and Film and Basic RGB and Flash Builder.

So print is the only one that starts out thinking in CMYK. How many artboards do I want? Well, if it's a brochure I'm going to do the outside and the inside, so I'll need two artboards. The minute I choose more than one artboard then I have some options over here for how those artboards are going to be arranged. I usually just leave it at the default, Grid by Row, because I can always move my artboards l...

Understanding Illustrator
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Understanding Illustrator provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Fundamentals

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