Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a PDF, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
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We are ready to make a PDF to send to our printer. Now your printer may well be…able to supply you with a PDF preset. In which case, that's the one you should use. …Give them what they want. So ask them upfront, do you have a PDF preset?…If they say yes, you can download it from their website. They can e-mail it to you. …You can load it by coming to Define, clicking on Load and then…double-clicking on that document and that's the preset that you'll be using.…What we are going to be doing is using a kind of industry standard preset as…our starting point and it's going to be this one, PDF/X-1a. Before we do that though, …there is a couple of things that we want to take into account first of all.…
The first one is we need to just make sure that everything goes out to…the bleed lines. We have defined bleed lines.…Let's just a take spin around the document, make sure that things do actually…go up to that red border and indeed they do. But it's worth double-checking that.…It's also worth double-checking that you don't have any overset text and…
InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Integrating InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that combines maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Working with a printer at the outset
- Designing with grids to create balance
- Choosing fonts and color palettes for a consistent look and feel
- Manipulating images for maximum impact
- Exploring different brochure formats and folding
- Proofing and printing the final product
Skill Level Intermediate
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Setting Up the Workspace
3. Setting Up the Document
4. Creating the Background
5. Working with Text
6. Preparing Images
7. Preparing for Print
8. Alternative Brochure Styles
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