Colour Workshop 3.

13 October 2010

Click view and you can then see the separations and break
them down accordingly.

By going to the separations preview, you can then see
the way the image will be broken down and printed.
Getting and image ready for print:
Colour separations. In-Design will divide image up to CMYK.
Then produce black and white image for each colour. Its
the similar process to screen printing in college. 
The image being changed using the swatches.
Once you have selected the image within the frame you can
then use the colour swatches to add colour to the image.
By selecting the whole image, by grabbing the circle part it will
move the image within the frame.
Here i placed a greyscale image.
here i am looking at placing an image onto in-design. By
adding an image from photoshop, the pantone duotones will transfer
automatically into the swatches library. that means you can match up the text
with the image.
By going to pages, you can then double up the page by dragging the page down below
and you have a double page.
Click add.
Select a pantone and then it will transfere.
Select the 'process' drop down menu and then select the
pantone you want to use.
The next stage is to add spot colours to the swatches. again you go through
the same process but this time you use the drop down menu
that pops up.

You can also select it by going to the drop down menu again and selecting 'New tint swatch'.
This does the same thing except you can change the tonal values you just
change the tint. 
In order to change the huge and the tint, select the colour menu and then
edit it accordingly, it will then change the whole colour scheme again.

You can also take an original colour and edit it by double clicking it and
changing the tone value. By doing this it will change that colour but across
everything. So if you want that colour to be darker you do it this way. 

It will then appear in your swatches menu. 
Edit the colour accordingly to what you want and then add. 

The next stage is to add a colour to the swatches. Its the same
process as adding a swatch in illustrator, or very similar at least.
you click the drop down menu and add new swatch. 
The process is exactly the same for text except you
need to highlight the text.
Changing the weight: You select the stroke button and 
then change the weight accordingly, i've done it here so you
can see it clearly. 
Then switch to the outline, and select another colour.
Creating fill and adding colour with swatches:
Create the box then click the top left button, 'fill' then 
select Cyan. 
Bleed: Always apply bleed margin. Images always extend
over the page because of the inaccuracy of the trim. The standard
amount of trim is usually about 3mm. But always discuss with the printer,
because of substrate, files and bleed. The printer will have a preferred
amount of bleed for substrates and printers.

Facing Pages: Do you want to view the pages at the same time?
Meed to use this if its a book or a magazine. 

You can always use the W buttion to takeaway margins and gutters. 
Columns and Margins: These are all guides and help with
the layout of the document. They also help divide the page,
but you can still places text and images over them. 

Page Size: This focuses on how big the document is going
to be, the printed and trimmed size not the actual size of the
paper. Everything is always trimmed so for example, if you wanted
to print an A4 poster, you would print onto an A3 in order to allow
for bleed etc.