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Adobe CS3 Print Workflow

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Overview:

Adobe CS3 is the amazing software suite used by professional Graphic Designers, Video Editors, and Web Developers everywhere. If you need to get to grips with Adobe CS3, this excellent Adobe CS3: Print Workflow course is the place to start. You’ll master the art of designing successfully for print using Adobe CS3 Print Workflow. This Adobe CS3 Print Workflow course explores various techniques to maximize your designs in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat and how to edit graphics in a PDF. Not only that, you’ll be learning to use Adobe CS3 from experts in the industry, who have lots of tips and tricks to share with you. This bundle is just the solution you’ve been looking for to learn what it takes to get your designs printed.

Learning with 1 Training.org has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  • Find out how to plan your designs for a successful print — learn how to build to final trim size.
  • Discover how to easily edit graphics in a PDF.
  • Create Live Effects and use Live Colour in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Learn how to handle graphics and optimize effects for print using Adobe InDesign.
  • Explore the Print Production tools in PDF including Output Preview, Preflight Profiles, and Ink Manager.

Meet the instructor:

Claudia McCue incorporates more than 20 years of traditional and digital prepress production experience in her current incarnation as a consultant, trainer, and author devoted to the graphic arts industry. Claudia’s company, Practicalia LLC (www.practicalia.net), provides custom onsite training for a national client base of design firms, printing companies and marketing professionals. Practicalia’s clients include MTV Networks, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Orvis, BBDO, Lexmark, and The College Board.

Claudia is the author of Real World Print Production (Peachpit Press, 2006), a contributor to InDesign Magazine, Dynamic Graphics Magazine, and HOW Magazine, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She is an Adobe Certified Instructor for Photoshop, Acrobat, and InDesign.

Course outline:

  • Module 1: Photoshop for print
  • Module 2: Illustrator for print
  • Module 3: Graphics in InDesign
  • Module 4: Using effects
  • Module 5: Finding and fixing problems
  • Module 6: Using pre-flight & package
  • Module 7: Exporting to PDF
  • Module 8: using the print production tools
  • Module 9: Tips & tricks

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

Certification:

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Adobe CS3: Print Workflow certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Adobe CS3: Print Workflow course will qualify you to be a Graphic Designer. The average salary of a Graphic Designer in the UK is £21,819, and this will go up with experience (payscale.com). With this course you could enter any of the following industries:

  • Graphic designers
  • Production designer
  • Photographer
  • Videographers
  • Video editors
  • Web developers
  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Artist
  • Animators

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 61
1: PHOTOSHOP FOR PRINT
1. Adding Spot Color
2. Creating a Spot Varnish
3. Explaining Alpha Channels
4. Creating Density Masks
5. Creating a Silhouette
6. Explain Different File Types
7. Saving & Comparing Different File Types
2: ILLUSTRATOR FOR PRINT
1. Creating Live Effects
2. Using the Appearance & Stroke Palettes
3. Using Live Color
4. Sharing Swatches
5. Opening Legacy Files
3: GRAPHICS IN INDESIGN
1. Creating an Object Style & Frame Fitting Options
2. Good & Bad Ways to Place Images
3. Copying & Pasting from Illustrator
4. Updating Missing Links
5. Using InDesign Files as Artwork & Editing the File
6. Using Overprint Preview
7. Hiding Layers in the Object Layer Options
8. Adjusting Scaling Percentage
4: USING EFFECTS
1. Using Bevel and Emboss
2. Creating a Gradient Feather
3. Using Effects with Spot Color
4. Imaging Transparency Successfully
5: FINDING & FIXING PROBLEMS
1. Using Separations Preview
2. Using the Flattener Preview
3. Using the Ink Manager
4. Troubleshooting Tips
5. Checking Document History & Using Interchange
6: USING PREFLIGHT & PACKAGE
1. Preflight Setting & Menu Options
2. Preparing Your Document for Packaging
3. Packaging Your Document
7: EXPORTING TO PDF
1. Creating a PDF for Print
2. Explaining PDF/X-1a for Print
3. PDF Export Settings
4. Creating a PDF for Online Viewing
5. Comparing PDFs
6. Making a Bad PDF
8: USING THE PRINT PRODUCTION TOOLS
1. Overview of the Print Production Toolbar
2. Using Output Preview
3. Using the Ink Manager
4. Using the Convert Colors Tool
5. Using Preflight Profiles
6. Using Fixups
7. Creating & Using Droplets
8. Using the TouchUp Object Tool
9. Using the Comment & Markup Toolbar
10. Summarizing Comments
9: TIPS & TRICKS
1. Using the Filter Feature of Bridge
2. Expanding Artwork in Illustrator
3. Selecting & Aligning Points in Illustrator
4. Using Envelope Distort in Illustrator
5. Entering Values in Fields in InDesign
6. Using Math in Panels in InDesign
7. Experimenting with Fonts in InDesign
8. Using Layout Adjustment in InDesign
9. Using the B&W Conversion in Photoshop
10. Using the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop
11. Using Displacement Maps in Photoshop
12. Extracting a Vector Logo from Acrobat
13. Final Comments & Credit
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