A Designer's Guide to Printing with Photoshop
We'll start this Photoshop tutorial by learning about the RGB and CMYK color models, which are color models every designer must understand. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
What you'll learn
We'll start this Photoshop tutorial 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 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. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
Table of contents
- Creating Photoshop Documents That Are Intended for Print 9m
- Understanding the Difference Between Screen and Print Resolution 13m
- Setting up Bleeds for a Photoshop Document 8m
- Spot Color and Process Color Printing 15m
- Controlling the Appearance of Black 8m
- Preparing Color Separated Artwork for Process Color Printing 13m
- Applying Spot Colors to Continuous Tone Images 10m
- Preparing Color Separated Artwork for Spot Color Screen Printing 19m
- Color Management and Soft Proofing 11m
- Saving Press-ready PDFs 13m