Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Preflighting, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
To make sure that we're going to have no printing problems, we need to take…advantage of our Live Preflight in InDesign CS4 and that's what is here down here. …Currently it says, No errors. It's always nice to see, but in fact, …we have not been very rigorously preflighting this. We are going to come to the Preflight panel.…In fact, before we do that, we're going to choose Define Profiles and the basic…profile is currently being used and the basic profile is a bit more forgiving,…a bit less rigorous than we would like. I have made myself a second profile,…Magazine, and I'm just going to run you through the settings that I'm using for this.…
So in order to make a profile, you simply Click on the plus symbol…and then define whatever parameters you want. These are the ones that I've chosen.…So Links, we want to be notified of any links that are missing. Color, we want…to be notified if there is a problem with the Transparency Blending Space. …It's highly unlikely but it is possible that someone could have chosen RGB as the…
- Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
- Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
- Designing with bleeds and crossovers
- Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles
- Designing and working with a baseline grid
- Preflighting documents
- Creating print-ready PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: The instructor explains that doubling-clicking on an image while holding down the Option key on a Mac will automatically open the image in Photoshop. However, the image opens into Preview instead. Why is this happening?
A: Before this feature will work, the correct file type associations must be set up, so that TIFs and JPEGs open with Photoshop and not with Preview.
From the Finder, select any JPEG or TIF file, then Choose File > Get Info. From the Open With drop down menu, choose Photoshop and click the Change All button. Repeat this process for each of the different file types you want use. You need only do this once and it should work from now on.
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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