A designer in New York creates a beautiful design but when she prints it the colors become muddy. An art director in Seattle sends a file to the print shop, and they call him to say the job won’t print. The editor of a college paper can’t figure out why all the pictures in the paper are jagged. And a freelance designer is Chicago needs to bid on her first print job. Linescreen, DPI, CMYK, RIPs, bleeds, spots, and spreads: Why didn’t they teach this stuff in design school? Sandee Cohen comes to the rescue, whether you’re producing your first newsletter or you’re an experienced graphic designer who needs to come up to speed on professional-level printing. She’ll tell you how to make your desktop printer behave, and will take the mystery out of dealing with print providers. You’ll learn all the necessary techniques, the terminology, and the rules of printing (and when you can break them). It’s like having your own production manager standing over your shoulder. The copious information in From Design Into Print will have your designs looking as stunning in print as they do on your monitor. This book will help you: Choose the right desktop printer for your needs Finally understand resolution Get the results you want from page-layout and image-editing applications Find the best stock images Know what to expect when RGB colors convert to CMYK Figure out your fonts Preflight your work Sound smart when talking to a print shop
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
"This staple text offers a compact education on printing and the related processes by relaying valuable information on the history and conventional processes of the printing industry as well as the recent technological developments within the industry and the areas related to this transition." - product description.
The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book should always be next to a designer's computer. Completely practical with only the most needed information, this valuable book provides designers with all the little details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to layout a template for a box, and the ratios of each part, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more. This hardworking handbook is compact and accessible and is a must-have for any graphic designer.
Through clear advice and an accessible visual design, Mike Markel’s Technical Communication models the principles it teaches, offering practical strategies that students can put to use right away. Using a student-friendly voice, Mike Markel shows writers how to tackle the major types of documents and writing situations they will encounter in their professional lives. Excellent and always fresh sample documents and examples demonstrate effective techniques and offer plenty of opportunities for analysis, while interactive cases provide engaging scenarios for writing practice. The new edition incorporates the latest workplace and technology trends, offering new advice for how and why to use social media effectively in technical communication. Read the preface. Order Multimedia Models for Technical Communication packaged with Technical Communication, Tenth Edition using ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1843-7.
If you have ever dreamed of showing your designs on fabric, textile aficionado Kim Kight, of popular blog True Up, is here to teach you how. Comprehensive and refreshingly straightforward, this impressive volume features two main parts. First, the Design and Color section explains the basics with step-by-step tutorials on creating repeating patterns both by hand and on the computer. Next, the Printing section guides you through transferring those designs on fabric-whether it's block printing, screen printing, digital printing or licensing to a fabric company-and how to determine the best method for you.
Everything designers need to know to create trouble-free print jobs in one industrial-strength reference!
First published in 2012. Focal Press is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
The fully revised edition of the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference on print production A II graphic designers and illustrators must be familiar with the steps involved in preparing their work for publication. Now completely revised to reflect the latest technology and trends, A Guide to Graphic Print Production, Third Edition is the complete guide to the entire process of print production, from the early stages of conception and planning, to the technical stages of manufacturing and off-press processing. Structured around the graphic print production flow, essential material is included for all aspects of the process including coverage of computers, color management, layouts, digital images, image editing, prepress, paper, printing, finishing and binding, legal issues, environmental issues, and more. A practical reference to keep at your fingertips, this new edition: Covers the entire production process, from conception to manufacturing to archiving Covers new topics, such as variable data printing, sustainability, large/wide format printing, inks, and color management Is full color throughout, with updated images and screenshots Includes sidebars offering design tips, troubleshooting hints, and key points to consider for very stage of design Delivering information that reflects all aspects essential for understanding the ins and outs of digital printing, A Guide to Graphic Print Production, Third Edition is an ideal resource for students and professionals of graphic design, print production, production technology, and visual communication.
Revised edition of Webster's standard American style manual, 1985.
This book is a single-source guide to planning, designing and printing successful projects using the Adobe Creative Suite. Packed with real-world design exercises, this revised edition is fully updated to align with CS. Dozens of sidebars and step-by-step descriptions walk readers through the design process in the same order actual projects are implemented Content progresses from planning through execution
Explains how a book is created, from its beginning as an idea, to the work the author and editor do to bring the book to life, to the designer's layout of the book, to the printer creating the actual book in a factory.
Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.
A guide to the desktop publishing and page layout program discusses working with text, placing graphics, applying and managing color, working with tables, creating an interactive document, and working with other Adobe programs.
The Smashing Book 2 shares valuable practical insight into design, usability and coding. It provides professional advice for designing mobile applications and building successful e commerce websites, and it explains common coding mistakes and how to avoid them. You will explore the principles of professional design thinking and graphic design and learn how to apply psychology and game theory to create engaging user experiences. TABLE OF CONTENTS - The Principles of Good Graphic Design - Visible vs. Invisible Design - Designing Mobile User Experiences - Sketching, Wireframing and Prototyping - Red Flags (Warning Signs) in Web Development - The Future of Web Typography - Applying Game Design Principles to User Experience Design - When They Click: Psychology of Web Design and User Behavior - Design Patterns in ECommerce Websites (Study) - How to Make a Book (Like This One) This Book was written by Matt Ward, Alexander Charchar, Francisco Inchauste, Mike Rundle, Janko Jovanovic, Christian Heilmann, Vivien Anayian, Christoph Kolb, Susan Weinschenk, Steven Bradley, The Smashing Editorial Team.