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 38m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 1, 2012
Duration
1h 38m
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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on preparing print ready files in Illustrator presented by digital tutors. My name is Eddie, and I'll be teaching you the fundamental concepts, tools and techniques you'll need to know in order to prepare files to print on a commercial print press from illustrated. We'll get started by learning about the RGB and see m y que color models, which is something every designer misunderstand from here will begin learning about several topics that are specific to preparing jobs for commercial printing. First, we learn the difference between spot color and process color printing. Next, we'll move on and learn about topics like the appearance of blast knockouts and over print color separations. Trapping and transparency will wrap up this course by learning how to export oppress Ready pdf right out of illustrator. After completing this course, you'll have a good understanding of the concepts, tools and techniques used to prepare print ready documents in Adobe Illustrator. So let's go and get started with our next lesson.