Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing for print in Photoshop, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
So now our document is ready, let's look at how we can get this into print.…So I'm going to assume a scenario the same as we used in InDesign that we have been recommended…by our printer to create a PDF/X-1a file,…a PDF file that is compatible with the PDF/X-1a standard, and this is a standard for commercial printing.…It of course, is not the only standard, so do check with your printer.…
The PDF/X-1a preset is going to create a PDF with CMYK or print colors.…We currently have an RGB image, so throughout the course of creating this document, we really…should be working with Proof Colors turned on. I'll do that now.…When I do that, you may notice the colors becoming a little flatter, a little less vibrant.…So the CMYK that we are proofing is the CMYK profile specified in our Color Settings right there.…
And as I have mentioned before, this can be synchronized in Bridge using the Creative Suite…Color Settings, so make sure that you have the same settings in InDesign and in Illustrator.…So with my document ready and my manually drawn crop marks that we created in an earlier…
- 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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