InDesign: How to Check Color with the Separations Preview


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Checking color with the Separations Preview

Here is the workflow I became used to over years of doing production work in QuarkXPress. Layout a document, print a proof, go back and make fixes, print a few more times, and finally print out color separations on thin paper, holding them up to the light just to make sure the right inks were going to end up on the right plates. So, let's just say I am pleased, perhaps very pleased, not to have to do that anymore. Because in InDesign I can see my separations right on screen. Yes, it's true. InDesign has a built-in PostScript RIP and it can do separations on the fly to the screen.

Let me show you how. I'll go to the Window menu and choose from the Output submenu, Separations Preview. The Separations Preview panel always starts off as Off, but I can turn it on by turning on Separations. You'll notice that the screen changes very slightly as it kicks into its Separations Preview Mode. It's also a good idea to go into Preview Mode to really get the best sense of what's ...

Checking color with the Separations Preview
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Checking color with the Separations Preview provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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