Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Color and grayscale conversions, part of InDesign: Print PDFs.
…The only pane in the Export PDF dialogue box more…confusing and more misunderstood than compression is right here, Output.…A better name for this would have been color…conversion, because that's really what this is all about.…How are the colors in your document going to get converted, if at all?…Fortunately, in the midst of all this confusing terminology,…there are just a few basic rules and guidelines,…and like so much of life, the key is…knowing what's important, and what you can mostly ignore.…There are three really important controls in this panel.…
Ink Manager, Color conversion, and destination.…Let's start with Ink Manager.…When I click on this button, up comes another confusing dialog box which lets…you control all kinds of things that you typically don't need to worry about.…The main thing you want to do here is look for spot colors.…A lot of designers accidentally include spot…colors in documents when they don't mean to.…Like, maybe they imported Photoshop or…Illustrator graphics that includes spot colors.…
- Comparing the Export vs. Distiller workflows
- Using Adobe PDF presets
- Adjusting image compression
- Creating a hybrid print/screen PDF
- Keeping your PDF file size small
- Batching exporting PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Why can't I open the exercise files?
A: If you cannot open the files, try the IDML file, as David explains in the third movie of the course.