Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Soft-proofing, part of Designing a Poster with InDesign CS4.
Before we print our proofs, we can do some soft proofing and the soft proofing…is going to show us some potential problems before we even have to output to…paper. Remember back in the setup chapter where we synchronized our Color…Management settings. In this poster and in several posters, we are using a…solid black background, but that solid black background is not going to look…quite as solid as we expected or hope it to look when we actually output it on…an offset printing press using CMYK inks. And the reason for that is that black, …it's the default black. It has only 100% black. It has no Cyan,…no Magenta, no Yellow in it.…
Now, when we come to the View menu and choose Proof Colors that rich black…actually appears as a dark gray and that is a more accurate representation of…how it's actually going to end up looking. So, we need to make ourselves a…custom rich black that we can apply to that background. Because we cannot modify…the black color that comes from the Swatches panel. That's a fixed color.…
Adobe InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Generating ideas for layout and design
- Combining InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that blends maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Choosing appropriate typefaces and imagery
- Choosing colors that convey the message
- Making the most of images
- Creating mockups for client approval and in preparation for printing