Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video The Separations Preview panel, part of Illustrator CS4 New Features.
Designers or prepress professionals, those who work in print or packaging, know…that making sure that your document is ready to go for print is extremely important.…Now, when it comes to working with colors themselves, one must know when spot…colors are being used, when colors are being converted to process, and how…those particular files will print when separated. That's always been a…challenge before inside of Illustrator.…But now inside of Illustrator CS4, the new Separations Preview panel makes it…possible to see all that on your screen before you go to print. What I will…first do is actually change my workspace. Illustrator now ships out a workspace…called Printing and Proofing, and all the possible tools and necessary items…that I might need for that are all available to me right here. You will notice…that I now have a Separations Preview panel.…
I'll click on the Overprint Preview setting, and again, this is just going to…be a much better preview setting, especially when proofing spot colors, and for…
- Using the new graphic styles behavior
- Previewing separations
- Working with the improved Smart Guides and alignment features
- Simulating color blindness
- Understanding changes to the default Pathfinder behavior