Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Print Production: Prepress and Press Checks.
I've included a PDF document that you might find helpful when you're preparing to attend a press check. You can find on the course details page, under the Exercise Files tab, and it's available to all lynda.com subscribers. Now if you're a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to an exercise file I'll be using. You can download the file from the Exercise Files tab on the main page of this course. Open the file. And then follow along with the same project that I'm working on. Now, inside the Exercise folder, you're going to find two sub-folders.
One is for users of InDesign CC and the other is for users of InDesign CS4 through CS6. If you're using Indesign CS4, CS5, 5.5 or CS6, just go into the CS4- CS6 folder, go into the HP Catalog folder and inside that folder, select this file, the IDML, and double click that. And it'll open in InDesign and you'll be ready to go. Now if you don't have access to the exercise file, you can still follow along. Just use your own files.
To get the most out of the exercise file, you should at least be familiar with the interface and tools in Adobe InDesign and maybe a bit with Photoshop, too. But it's not necessary to be a pro to grasp the concepts and the techniques in this course. So let's go and start learning more about prepress and press checks.
- Submitting your job
- Preflighting files
- Understanding press-check etiquette
- Checking press sheets