Illustrator CC Print Production

Designing for print can be a complicated process, but with this course, you’ll learn the basics of the printing process and how best to prepare your files for final delivery.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 23, 2017
Duration
2h 29m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 23, 2017
Duration
2h 29m
Description

Whether you're a graphic designer or not, creating the design for your printed work is the fun part. However, getting it printed can be challenging. If you're not aware of the key processes involved, it can cost a lot of time and money to fix. In this course, Illustrator CC Print Production, you'll learn how to efficiently use Adobe Illustrator as a tool for creating printed products. First, you'll begin by diving into dealing with linked vs. embedded images. Next, you'll discover how to know that you have the right licenses for the fonts you're using. Finally, you'll explore the different types of printing that would cause you to need special care at the end of your process. By the end of this course, you'll approach the printing process confidently knowing that what you see on screen is what you'll expect when the printer hands you the final product. Software Required: Adobe Illustrator CC 2017+.

About the author
About the author

Justin Seeley is an Adobe Certified Expert and has authored over 80 courses on various graphic and web design applications.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey there my name is Justin Seeley and I'm a staff author for Pluralsight. I'd like to welcome you Adobe Illustrator CC: Print Production. This course is meant to give you an in-depth look at how you can use Adobe Illustrator as a tool for creating printed products. We'll start off by discussing the preflighting process and what you should do to get your documents ready for print production. Here you'll learn how to create print-ready documents, work with local and cloud-based assets, and how to generate PDF proofs of your work for client approval. Next we'll go through printing your document yourself and also discuss the commercial printing process and how you can create your own custom print presets to automate your workflow in the future. Once we've got the fundamentals out of the way, we'll move on to a project where you and I will complete a finished document in Illustrator and walk it through the print production process just as if we were getting ready to send it to a local print shop ourselves. Finally, we'll wrap the course up by taking a look at some of the common problems that might arise during the printing process and we'll explore possible solutions that you can try to help eliminate them. Illustrator can be a great tool for creating printed products and by the end of this course you should have the skills and knowledge you need to produce print-ready projects with ease. Alright, if you're ready, let's begin our look at Illustrator CC for Print Production.