Learn the basic concepts of assembling your design for a print service provider.
- [Instructor] I'm in the document 07_11finishingindd from the exercise files that I've been working with throughout this chapter. And this is the table all finished up from the previous movie, and all I need to do here now is to send this to the back, because at the moment if I just tap w here, just go into preview mode, this is cutting across this model's foot, which I'm sure wouldn't be very comfortable. So if I just send that to the back, which I could do via Object, Arrange, Send to Back, then now her foot projects nicely across the top of that because this one has a cut out on the side there.
The images that were there in earlier movies, they've all been moved out to this array on the back page. A small address has been added there. You'd be amazed actually, how much communication has gone out in the world without that simple information on it. I saw a picture, only the other day actually, of a bus in the U.S., two lawyers, or they looked like lawyers saying talk to us and that was it. No number, about what and how. (laughs) So interesting.
And then you've got the logo down here on this one, going back up to the cover. Command + J + 1, remember that shortcut. Just there, the only thing that needs to be added here is that lovely reversed out logo that you made earlier. So I'm just going to bring my version of that on from my Creative Cloud Library. Now if you see something and it looks like this, a lot of people panic, and they think, oh I've done something wrong, or it's not the right thing or something like that. It's actually just the preview, it just being efficient and drawing it simply.
InDesign these days is powerful enough to run in high quality mode pretty much all the time. This is where you go to it. Display Performance and choose High Quality Display and suddenly you're seeing the same thing. But the only reason it drops things down to that low-res preview is in order to be efficient. It's just good memory management to do that, because you're not even on the same page as the picture, why would you need the energy being put into it, just in case you scrolled there.
Okay, so now that's in. You can of course position yours however you want or resize yours, but for mine, that's just fine. Let's assume then, for the purpose of this document, which of course has been put together really as a piece of education rather than anything else, but let's assume it's now ready to go to print. So what do we do? Well we have choices. If it's going to a printer, talk to the printer, because they may well have specific settings that they can help you install even and that they can use to get a final from you.
Because the best scenario really is to give them a PDF. Make sure it's of an appropriate format though. Here's a gotcha. So what I'm going to do is do Command + e, okay, which is the export option here. I'm going to choose PDF for print and hit save. Okay, and it will save it into that particular location. Here's the gotcha. You'll be amazed how many people, so second time amazed in one movie, but you'll be amazed how many people think High Quality Print, yes I definitely want it to be high quality and just hit export.
It goes to the printer and then some printers charge for this service though, to get file is invalid and send it back. Some of them just call you and they're a bit sarcastic, yeah, or they just ask for the files if they're being polite, because high quality print is actually designed to get you decent output from your inkjet. And in fact, if you look in the description underneath there it actually tells you that. It's designed for desktop printers and proofers. It's not designed for high quality print with a print service provider.
The best scenario if you're working with RGB color, okay, is if you can, FOGRA39, which is a particular profile and it attaches to PDF X4 2008, okay, and it allows you to keep RGB color inside of documents and it gets translated to the destination at the end, but of course, speak to your printer first. They will also tell you which marks and bleeds they'll want. If you're printing edge to edge, you will need bleed, because what happens is, when everything's printed, it goes into a guillotine, it's all knocked together, So hopefully it's all in one shape, goes under the guillotine, the guillotine blade comes down but of course, as there's pressure on it and the blade moves through it, it moves just fractionally and that's why we allow three millimeters around the edge of document, because that way you won't get any white edges or bits being cut away.
So you need to add those things, but again, talk to your printer about what they want. If they want the files, see if they've got Creative Cloud, that way you don't have to send them the fonts. In fact, discussion is the best way to go about actually providing them with a document. And there you go, that's it. We're now ready to move on and look at InDesign publish online.
- The creative process
- Layout and composition
- Transforming images and assets in Photoshop
- Drawing logos in Illustrator
- Designing graphics and documents in InDesign