Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a preflight profile, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
Now that we have our magazine cover designed, it's time to start preparing it for print.…Before we make a print-ready PDF, we are going to preflight our document using InDesign's Live Preflight feature.…Down here it says no errors, and that's always a good thing to see.…And preflighting has been happening while we've been working on the document,…but the Preflight profile or list of criteria that our document has to match that has been…used is just the basic working profile.…
And the basic working profile isn't rigorous enough for our needs.…So we are going to create our own preflight profile.…From the Preflight panel, I am going to choose Define Profiles, I am going to call it Magazine,…and then it's just a question of checking the relevant boxes.…So, starting out with the LINKS, I am going to leave those two checked.…In the COLOR section, I want to make sure that the Transparency Blending Space is CMYK.…
It's highly unlikely that it wouldn't be,…but just to make sure, it's not going to hurt to have that checked.…
- The history of magazine covers
- Choosing a cover image
- Making color and tonal adjustments to the image
- Placing and positioning the masthead
- Positioning, scaling, and cropping the cover image
- Creating a color palette
- Adding cover text
- Creating a peeling sticker effect
- Preparing for print
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Magazine Cover Design
2. Planning the Cover
3. Creating the Cover in InDesign
4. Preparing for Print
5. Alternative Workflows: Photoshop
6. Alternative Workflows: Illustrator
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