Adobe CS3: Print Workflow

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Overview Become a master of Adobe CS3 with Study365 and you’ll have a professional and well-recognised certificate on your CV, …


Become a master of Adobe CS3 with Study365 and you’ll have a professional and well-recognised certificate on your CV, making you more employable and helping you to progress in your career. With print production specialist Claudia McCue as your host for this Adobe CS3: Print Workflow series, you’ll learn what it takes to get your designs printed. You’ll also explore various techniques to maximize your designs in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat and how to edit graphics in a PDF. Get your job done faster and be more efficient with Study365.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, tutor support and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

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  • Graphic designers
  • Production designer
  • Photographer
  • Videographers
  • Video editors
  • Web developers
  • Students
  • Job seekers

This online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the following modules:

  • Module 01 Photoshop for print
  • Module 02 Illustrator for print
  • Module 03 Graphics in InDesign
  • Module 04 Using effects
  • Module 05 Finding and fixing problems
  • Module 06 Using pre-flight & package
  • Module 07 Exporting to PDF
  • Module 08 using the print production tools
  • Module 09 Tips & tricks

You will have 12 Months access to your online study platform from the date you purchased the course. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Adobe CS3: Print Workflow.

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

This course will provide you with transferable skills that would be applicable to the following positions:

  • Graphic designers
  • Production designer
  • Photographer
  • Videographers
  • Video editors
  • Web developers
  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Artist

Claudia McCueClaudia McCue incorporates more than 20 years of traditional and digital prepress production experience in her current incarnation as a consultant, trainer, and author devoted to the graphic arts industry. Claudia’s company, Practicalia LLC (, provides custom onsite training for a national client base of design firms, printing companies and marketing professionals. Practicalia’s clients include MTV Networks, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Orvis, BBDO, Lexmark, and The College Board.

Claudia is the author of Real World Print Production (Peachpit Press, 2006), a contributor to InDesign Magazine, Dynamic Graphics Magazine, and HOW Magazine, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She is an Adobe Certified Instructor for Photoshop, Acrobat, and InDesign.

Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
Adobe CS3 Print Workflow FREE 00:01:06
1. Adding Spot Color
2. Creating a Spot Varnish
3. Explaining Alpha Channels
4. Creating Density Masks
5. Creating a Silhouette
6. Explain Different File Types
7. Saving & Comparing Different File Types
1. Creating Live Effects
2. Using the Appearance & Stroke Palettes
3. Using Live Color
4. Sharing Swatches
5. Opening Legacy Files
1. Creating an Object Style & Frame Fitting Options
2. Good & Bad Ways to Place Images
3. Copying & Pasting from Illustrator
4. Updating Missing Links
5. Using InDesign Files as Artwork & Editing the File
6. Using Overprint Preview
7. Hiding Layers in the Object Layer Options
8. Adjusting Scaling Percentage
1. Using Bevel and Emboss
2. Creating a Gradient Feather
3. Using Effects with Spot Color
4. Imaging Transparency Successfully
1. Using Separations Preview
2. Using the Flattener Preview
3. Using the Ink Manager
4. Troubleshooting Tips
5. Checking Document History & Using Interchange
1. Preflight Setting & Menu Options
2. Preparing Your Document for Packaging
3. Packaging Your Document
1. Creating a PDF for Print
2. Explaining PDF/X-1a for Print
3. PDF Export Settings
4. Creating a PDF for Online Viewing
5. Comparing PDFs
6. Making a Bad PDF
1. Overview of the Print Production Toolbar
2. Using Output Preview
3. Using the Ink Manager
4. Using the Convert Colors Tool
5. Using Preflight Profiles
6. Using Fixups
7. Creating & Using Droplets
8. Using the TouchUp Object Tool
9. Using the Comment & Markup Toolbar
10. Summarizing Comments
1. Using the Filter Feature of Bridge
2. Expanding Artwork in Illustrator
3. Selecting & Aligning Points in Illustrator
4. Using Envelope Distort in Illustrator
5. Entering Values in Fields in InDesign
6. Using Math in Panels in InDesign
7. Experimenting with Fonts in InDesign
8. Using Layout Adjustment in InDesign
9. Using the B&W Conversion in Photoshop
10. Using the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop
11. Using Displacement Maps in Photoshop
12. Extracting a Vector Logo from Acrobat
13. Final Comments & Credit

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