InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines goes over the common issues that arise when preparing InDesign documents for printing and shows how to tweak PDF and document settings to ensure the perfect print. The course shows how to avoid mistakes by preparing documents correctly upfront, covering document construction, layout, ink management settings, and output options. Prepress processes in Acrobat are also covered, including accurate soft proofing and packaging in the PDF/X formats. Exercise files accompany the course.
Topics include:
* Understanding facing pages versus non-facing pages
* Creating a gatefold layout
* Loading and embedding profiles
* Understanding overprint vs. knockout
* Understanding mixed inks and registration
* Setting up multiple versions of a document with conditional text and GREP
* Avoiding common font problems
* Understanding RGB and CMYK