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Sharpen your print production skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to create files using the Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat and output for printing.
The previous edition was steady seller, helping designers who have no training in print get up and running quickly and not make expensive mistakes on their projects. Completely updated for CS6 and the CC, this book also helps designers with some print experience tackle more complex projects. The book covers all the Adobe Suite programs they need to know to produce successful projects, rather than buying 4 or 5 different books.
This book is considered the complete resource for understanding the print cycle, how ink works on paper, managing fonts, using color spaces, handling images, and preparing files for print or electronic output.
Print expert Claudia McCue shares her hands-on techniques to prepare files, edit photos and graphics, and prevent common problems without missing a deadline. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you quickly and professionally producing your work in no time.
Covers: Acrobat XI, InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, and Illustrator CC for Macintosh and Windows
Chapter 1: Life Cycle of a Print Job
Chapter 2: Ink on Paper
Chapter 3: Binding and Finishing
Chapter 4: Preparing Raster Images
Chapter 5: Vector Graphics
Chapter 6: Fonts
Chapter 7: Cross-Platform Issues
Chapter 8: Job Submission
Chapter 9: The Creative Cloud
Chapter 10: Photoshop CC Production Tips
Chapter 11: Illustrator CC Production
Chapter 12: InDesign CC Production Tips
Chapter 13: Acrobat Production Tips
Appendix: Print Production Resources