Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Soft-proofing, part of InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics.
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, and you are viewing your monitor in…
- Automating with Data Merge and XML
- Optimizing page layouts
- Using advanced effects
- Creating interactive documents
- Integrating with Illustrator
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Shortcuts You Have to Know
2. Grids, Guides, and Columns
3. Layout Techniques
4. Images, Paths, and Effects
5. Text and Typography
6. Text Styles
7. Long Documents
8. Interactive Documents
9. Color Techniques
10. Color Management
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