Soft-proofing


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Soft-proofing

Years ago when I was working on my book Real World Photoshop, with the late great Bruce Fraser, our publisher Peachpit Press came to us and said, "We are going to print the whole thing direct to press. No film, no film proofs". At that time, it was really no good way to get a printed proof at all in this workflow. So we did the next best thing. We proofed our book on screen. And you know what? It worked great. In fact, in many cases the images look more accurate on screen to what we finally got on press than we had ever seen in a match print.

We were sold. Proofing on screen, also called soft proofing, can be an excellent proofing solution. Note that I said 'can be.' There is just no way you are going to get accurate color on screen unless you create a custom monitor profile. And you want to do that with a hardware device such as the X-Rite i1. But those aren't that expensive anymore. It's really a good investment. But once you have a custom monitor profile, a...

Soft-proofing
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Soft-proofing provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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InDesign
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