Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Soft-proofing, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
I think I have mentioned at a few points that the images that are in this document…are RGB images. Ultimately they need to get separated to CMYK, but I'm going…to let that happen when I make the PDF. I'm going to choose a certain PDF…preset that will ensure that the RGB colors in this document get converted to…CMYK colors.…Now you may think, well, isn't there a problem with that? Aren't you setting…yourself up for disappointment, working with bright vivid RGB colors that can't…be reproduced in CMYK? Well, yes to some extent, but I can easily make sure…that I'm seeing an accurate view of how my document will look when printed on…this specific printing circumstances by soft proofing my document, and that…involves coming to the View menu and choosing Proof Colors.…
Now if you watch very carefully, there is going to be a very, very slight shift…in the colors on screen. I'm currently seeing the RGB colors, but when I proof colors, …things become a little bit more flat looking. We see up here, …
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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