The tutorial describes “How to Color Correct and prepare images for OFFSET PRINTING” and “How to create a Custom (general) PDF preset that converts RGB-images to CMYK-images, from within Adobe InDesign”.
This Insider Secrets Tutorial – from a Graphic Design Expert – shows “How to SYNCHRONIZE Adobe’s Creative Suite”, “How to COLOR CORRECT an image in Photoshop CC” and “How to Create a HIGH RESOLUTION PDF in Adobe InDesign for Commercial Printing”. In only 25 minutes you learn to save a lot of money, time and stress.
Follow these three steps – in this advance technique – to become a Printing Expert:
• Step 1: Synchronizing Adobe’s Creative Suite;
• Step 2 [4:42]: Color Correcting an image (in Photoshop);
// DOWNLOAD the exercise file “mannequins.jpg” at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uuw3mda4b22z6rp/mannequins.jpg?dl=0
• Step 3 [16:58] and [19:30]: Creating a High Resolution PDF.
Creating a custom Transparency Flattener Preset at first [18:.
Target group for this video: Graphic Designers and Photographers who want to prepare their images for Commercial Printing Projects.
Teacher: Stefano Falco.
A Graphic Designer for more than 25 years now.
// TOPICS IN THIS TUTORIAL
• Setup Color Settings in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator using Adobe Bridge. This is called “Synchronizing the Adobe Creative Suite”.
• Setting the Adobe Workspace to Adobe RGB (1998) instead of the default sRGB (Stupid RGB).
• Using Photoshop’s Color management Policies [5:15], handling Embedded Profile Mismatch and images with Embedded Profiles. Converting document’s colors to the Working Space (in Photoshop).
• What is a Color Profile?
• Color Correction: using the Curves adjustment layer to neutralise Color Cast (Post White Balancing). What is Color Cast?
• Relying on what you see on your display is not a good idea!
• A trick to determine white-point (highlights), black-point (shadow area) and midtones in an image [6:40]?
• Photoshop Short Cuts for “Zooming In”, “Zooming Out” and “Navigating” in the image.
• Marking white-point, black-point and midtones in an image (using the Color Sampler Tool).
• Using Caps Lock for the Precise Cursor in Photoshop.
• Creating an S-Curve for Offset Printing [14:45].
• Convert RGB images (to CMYK) from within Adobe InDesign. There’s no need to convert RGB-images to CMYK – in Adobe Photoshop anymore.
• Save the image for Press [15:38].
• Creating a New InDesign Print (= Press) file [17:08].
Placing a color corrected TIFF image in InDesign [17:39].
• What is downsampling [20:18]?
• RGB to CMYK Color Conversion in InDesign [21:35].