Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/21/2013
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press

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Sharpen your print production skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to create files using the Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat and output for printing.


The previous edition was steady seller, helping designers who have no training in print get up and running quickly and not make expensive mistakes on their projects. Completely updated for CS6 and the CC, this book also helps designers with some print experience tackle more complex projects. The book covers all the Adobe Suite programs they need to know to produce successful projects, rather than buying 4 or 5 different books.


This book is considered the complete resource for understanding the print cycle, how ink works on paper, managing fonts, using color spaces, handling images, and preparing files for print or electronic output.

Print expert Claudia McCue shares her hands-on techniques to prepare files, edit photos and graphics, and prevent common problems without missing a deadline. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you quickly and professionally producing your work in no time.

Covers: Acrobat XI, InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, and Illustrator CC for Macintosh and Windows


Author Biography

Claudia Mccue is a prepress pro with more than 25 years of hands-on experience. She is the owner of Practicalia, an independent training provider specializing in Adobe products, retouching and color correction, and resolving general issues related to prepress and printing. She is a popular speaker on these topics at industry conferences. Visit her Web site: www.practicalia.net. Claudia is a resident of Georgia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Life Cycle of a Print Job

Chapter 2: Ink on Paper

Chapter 3: Binding and Finishing

Chapter 4: Preparing Raster Images

Chapter 5: Vector Graphics

Chapter 6: Fonts

Chapter 7: Cross-Platform Issues

Chapter 8: Job Submission

Chapter 9: The Creative Cloud

Chapter 10: Photoshop CC Production Tips

Chapter 11: Illustrator CC Production

Chapter 12: InDesign CC Production Tips

Chapter 13: Acrobat Production Tips

Appendix: Print Production Resources

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