Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Streamlining your inks in CMYK, part of Creating and Adapting a Logo.
Alright, now we need to make sure we have…what we think we have which is a three color print job.…And we don't by the way.…We're currently using six inks,…CMYK as well as the two spot colors.…Which means our logo is going to cost…twice as much to print as we want it to…and we run the risk of the inks misregistering…around the edges of the type.…So, what I'm gonna do in this movie…is show you a way to streamline your inks…inside a CMYK document and then in the next movie,…I'll show you an even better way to work…that permits you to leave the artwork set…to the more flexible RGB mode.…
Now, one way to see your inks is to bring up the…Separations Preview Panel and to do so,…go to the Window menu and choose Separations Preview…and that'll bring up this panel right there…which is entirely empty, suggesting that…we're actually not using any inks at all.…Well, the truth of the matter is that…Separations Preview doesn't tell you…what's going on inside of an RGB document.…It only works in CMYK, and so to convert…this document from RGB to CMYK,…
- Identifying the brand's objectives
- Sketching a design
- Drawing the artwork in Illustrator
- Selecting the perfect font for a logo
- Adding type
- Choosing and assigning spot colors
- Adding vector-based shading with gradients
- Using photographic details for a more photorealistic look
- Changing the orientation of a logo
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Brainstorming and Development
2. Drawing the Art for Your Logo
3. Setting the Type
4. Assigning Spot Colors for Print
5. Adding Device-Independent Shading
6. Adding Some Photorealism
7. Changing the Orientation
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