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Preparing Digital Artwork
for Cadmus Professional Communications with

CorelPHOTO-PAINT 8.0 for Power Macintosh

 


PLEASE NOTE: When creating graphics in image editing programs such as CorelPhoto-Paint with the intention of outputting to an imagesetter or platesetter, it is extremely important that the person creating the graphic have a thorough understanding of the details of imaging in a prepress environment. The more complicated your graphic becomes, the greater the probability of problems at output, and therefore the need for more expertise and experience in creating the files.



Select one of the topics below for instructions:

Saving Color Figures

Saving Grayscale Figures

Saving Monochrome Figures


Saving Color Figures

1. Open the image in Photo-Paint.

2. Do all cropping, tooling, and editing. Make sure all images are cropped closely (i.e., no excess "white space"), cleaned, and that you have removed dust, scratches, and tape marks. Print out a laser proof (or color proof if possible) of the figure and check it over before sending it to CPC.

3. Check the image for proper Resolution, Format and Type. Choose File-> Document Info.

  • Verify that the resolution is correct (File -> Document Info). For four-color figures the resolution should be between 269 and 320 dpi. The resolution is specified by the X dpi and Y dpi as shown below.
  • Verify the Format and SubFormat are correct. The Format for four-color figures should be Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) and the SubFormat should be Uncompressed.
  • Verify that the image Type is correct. For four-color figures the Type should be 32-bit CMYK as shown below. Note: If necessary choose Image-> Convert to-> to change the image Type.
  • Please note: Some journals now require that color be submitted in RGB color mode. To learn more about the RGB workflow click here.

4. Save the file. Save the files using the Save As command (File -> Save As) and choose the Format: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) as shown below.

5. EPS Export Options. Next, the EPS Export dialog box will show. Deselect Include header and any other options in this box and press OK.



Saving Grayscale Figures

1. Open the image in Photo-Paint.

2. Do all cropping, tooling, and editing. Make sure all images are cropped closely (i.e., no excess "white space"), cleaned, and that you have removed dust, scratches, and tape marks. Print out a laser proof of the figure and check it over before sending it to CPC.

3. Check the image for proper Resolution, Format and Type. Choose File-> Document Info.

  • Verify that the resolution is correct (File -> Document Info). For Grayscale figures the resolution should be 300 dpi. The resolution is specified by the X dpi and Y dpi as shown below. Grayscale figures with halftone images and type are considered to be combination halftones. If you plan to add type to your halftone scan using Photo-Paint, the resolution should be 600 ppi (pixels per inch).
  • Verify the Format and SubFormat are correct. The Format for Grayscale figures should be TIFF Bitmap (TIF) and the SubFormat should be Lempel-Ziv (LZW).
  • Verify that the image Type is correct. For Grayscale figures the Type should be 8-bit Grayscale as shown below. Note: If necessary choose Image-> Convert to-> to change the image Type.

4. Save the file. Save the files using the Save As command (File -> Save As) and choose the Format: TIFF Bitmap (TIF) as shown below. To produce smaller files use LZW Compression for the Compression type.


Saving Monochrome Figures

1. Open the image in Photo-Paint.

2. Do all cropping, tooling, and editing. Make sure all images are cropped closely (i.e., no excess "white space"), cleaned, and that you have removed dust, scratches, and tape marks. Print out a laser proof of the figure and check it over before sending it to CPC.

3. Check the image for proper Resolution, Format and Type. Choose File-> Document Info.

  • Verify that the resolution is correct (File -> Document Info). For monochrome figures the resolution should be 1200 dpi. The resolution is specified by the X dpi and Y dpi as shown below.
  • Verify the Format and SubFormat are correct. The Format for monochrome figures should be TIFF Bitmap (TIF) and the SubFormat should be Lempel-Ziv (LZW).
  • Verify that the image Type is correct. For monochrome figures the Type should be 1-bit Black and White as shown below. Note: If necessary choose Image-> Convert to-> to change the image Type.

4. Save the file. Save the files using the Save As command (File -> Save As) and choose the Format: TIFF Bitmap (TIF) as shown below. To produce smaller files use LZW Compression for the Compression type.


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