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       Wednesday, January 24, 2018 

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Preparing Digital Artwork for Cenveo Publisher Services with

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for Windows


PLEASE NOTE: When creating graphics in image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop for output to an imagesetter or platesetter, it is extremely important to have a thorough understanding of imaging in a prepress environment. The more complicated the graphic, the greater the possibility of problems at output, and therefore the increased need for expertise and experience in creating the files.


Select one of the topics below for instructions:

Preparing Color Figures

Preparing Grayscale Figures

Preparing Monochrome Figures

Saving as TIFF Files

Saving as EPS Files

Adding Text (Labels)

 Preparing Color Figures

1. Open the scanned graphic in Photoshop.

2. Verify that the resolution is correct (Image -> Image Size). For color figures the resolution should be at least 300 ppi (pixels per inch).

3. Verify that the mode is correct (Image -> Mode). For color figures the mode should be CMYK.

Please note: Some journals now require that color be submitted in RGB color mode. To learn more about the RGB workflow click here.

4. Do all cropping, tooling, and editing. Make sure all images are cropped closely (i.e., no excess white borders), 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 Cenveo.

5. If you wish to add text or labels, click here

6. Save the file as a TIFF file or

7. If you wish to use this in a Digital Ad, Save the file as an EPS file.


 Preparing Grayscale Figures

1. Open the scanned graphic in Photoshop.

2. Verify that the resolution is correct (Image -> Image Size). For grayscale figures the resolution should be 300 ppi (pixels per inch). Scanned Grayscale figures (halftone images) and type together are combination halftones. These should be scanned at 600 dpi. If text is added in Photoshop, the halftones should be scanned at 300 dpi..

3. Verify that the mode is correct (Image -> Mode). For grayscale figures the mode should be Grayscale.

4. Do all cropping, tooling, and editing. Make sure all images are cropped closely, 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 Cenveo.

5. If you wish to add labels or other text, click here.

6. Save the file as a TIFF file or

7. If you wish to use this in a Digital Ad, Save the file as an EPS file.

 


Preparing Monochrome Figures

1. Open the scanned graphic in Photoshop.

2. Verify that the resolution is correct (Image -> Image Size). For monochrome figures the resolution should be 1200 ppi (pixels per inch).

3. Verify that the mode is correct (Image -> Mode). For monochrome figures the mode should be Bitmap.

4. Do all cropping, tooling, and editing. Make sure all images are cropped closely, 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 Cenveo

5. If you wish to add labels or other text, click here.Go to Image>Canvas size . . .

6. Save the file as a TIFF file or

7. If you wish to use this in a Digital Ad, Save the file as an EPS file.

 


Saving as TIFF Files

1. Save the files using the Save As command (File -> Save As). Format:TIFF. Do NOT embed a Color Profile.

2. Set the dialog box for TIFF Options as shown below:


Saving as EPS Files

1. Save the files using the Save As command (File -> Save As). Format:EPS. Do NOT embed a Color Profile.

2. Set the dialog box for EPS Options as shown below:

 Adding Text (Labels)

  • Go to Image>Canvas size . . . and, selecting the upper left corner as the anchor point, expand the Canvas as needed.

  • Select the Text tool and the font characteristics you want.
  • Set the Antialiasing to None.

If you are now ready to save the file as a TIFF or EPS, click the appropriate file format.


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