A Designer's Guide to Printing with InDesign
We'll get started by learning about the RGB and CMYK color models, which are color models every designer must understand. Software required: InDesign CS6.
What you'll learn
We'll get started by learning about the RGB and CMYK color models, which are color models 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 spot color and process color, the appearance of black, overprinting and trapping, as well as managing our ink levels. We'll wrap up this course by learning how to prepare a press-ready PDF in InDesign. After completing this course, you will have a good understanding of the concepts, tools, and techniques used to prepare print-ready documents in Adobe InDesign. Software required: InDesign CS6.
Table of contents
- Setting up InDesign Documents for Print 11m
- Understanding the Difference Between PPI and DPI 11m
- Understanding Spot Color and Process Color 17m
- The Appearance of Black 10m
- Knockouts and Overprinting 12m
- Previewing Color Separations and Managing Output Inks 12m
- Understanding Trapping 10m
- Working with Transparency 12m
- Color Management and Soft Proofing 10m
- Preparing Files for Submission to a Printer 16m
- Exporting Print-ready PDFs 12m