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A Designer's Guide to Printing with Photoshop
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Released Nov 1, 2012
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
We’ll start this Photoshop tutorial by learning about the RGB and CMYK color models, which is something every designer must understand. From here, we will begin learning about several topics that are specific to preparing jobs for commercial printing. First, we will spend a little bit of time learning about the difference between screen resolution and print resolution. Next, we’ll move on and learn about topics like sport color and process color, the appearance of black, separating artwork for both process and spot printing and how we can manage our ICC color profiles. We’ll wrap up this course by learning how to prepare a press ready PDF in Photoshop. After completing this tutorial, you will have a good understanding of the concepts, tools and techniques used to prepare print ready documents in Adobe Photoshop.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:15
Creating Photoshop documents that are intended for print
2

Creating Photoshop documents that are intended for print

 
08:59
Understanding the difference between screen and print resolution
3

Understanding the difference between screen and print resolution

 
12:57
Setting up bleeds for a Photoshop document
4

Setting up bleeds for a Photoshop document

 
08:25
Spot color and process color printing
5

Spot color and process color printing

 
15:04
Controlling the appearance of black
6

Controlling the appearance of black

 
08:12
Preparing color separated artwork for process color printing
7

Preparing color separated artwork for process color printing

 
12:30
Applying spot colors to continuous tone images
8

Applying spot colors to continuous tone images

 
10:03
Preparing color separated artwork for spot color screen printing
9

Preparing color separated artwork for spot color screen printing

 
19:02
Color management and soft proofing
10

Color management and soft proofing

 
10:45
Saving press ready PDFs
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Saving press ready PDFs

 
13:11