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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello and welcome to this series of lessons devoted to helping you prepare spot color Illustrator files for submission into our T shirt contests presented by Digital Tours and Adobe Authorized training partner. My name is Eddie, and I'll be walking through the steps that we would like you to take in order to prepare your design for spot color screen printing. We'll get started by learning a little bit about screen printing as well as both process and spot color. Next, we'll learn how to create and manage spot colors and illustrator using selections from the Pantone matching system. Well, then, look at some shortcuts that will help us convert. See M y que artwork to our Pantone spot colors while coloring our artwork will learn how to maximize our spot colors by using half tones to create a tent. Finally will take a look at a couple of ways that we can check our file to make sure that all colors have been converted to spot colors. After completing this course, she should have a good understanding of how to prepare your artwork for spot color, screen printing and submission into digital tutors T shirt contests. So let's go and get started with our next lesson.