Preparing Spot Color Illustrator Files for Contest Submission

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on helping you prepare spot color illustrator files for submission into our t-shirt contests. Software required: Illustrator CS5.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 4, 2010
Duration
1h 14m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 4, 2010
Duration
1h 14m
Description

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on helping you prepare spot color illustrator files for submission into our t-shirt contests. We'll get started by learning a little about screen printing as well as both process and spot color. Next, we'll learn how to create and manage spot colors in Illustrator using selections from the Pantone Matching System. We'll then look at some shortcuts that will help us convert CMYK artwork to our Pantone spot colors. While coloring our artwork, we'll learn how to maximize our spot colors by using halftones to create a tint. Finally, we'll take a look at a couple of ways to check our files to make sure all colors have been converted to spot colors. After completing this course, you will have a good understanding of how to prepare your artwork for spot color, screen-printing, and submission into Digital-Tutors' t-shirt contests. Software required: Illustrator CS5.

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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