A Designer's Guide to Printing with Illustrator

We'll start this Illustrator tutorial by learning about the RGB and CMYK color models which is something every designer must understand.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 1, 2012
Duration
1h 39m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 1, 2012
Duration
1h 39m
Description

We'll start this Illustrator 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 learn the difference between spot color and process color printing. Next, we'll move on and learn about topics like the appearance of black, knockouts and overprinting, color separations, trapping, and transparency. We'll wrap up this course by learning how to export a press ready PDF out of Illustrator. After completing this tutorial, you will have a good understanding of the concepts, tools and techniques used to prepare print ready documents in Adobe Illustrator.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is a content producer for Unity as well as a seasoned shading, texturing, lighting and rendering artist. He takes pride in helping creative professionals reach their learning goals.

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