Adobe Acrobat: Managing PDFs in Production
PDFs for print or screen are now the favoured format to send files, but there are many flavours and elements in a PDF. The Adobe Acrobat: Managing PDFs in Production one day course will show you how to use Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign and Illustrator to edit images...
Taught by: Malcolm Mackenzie.
PDFs for print or screen are now the favoured format to send files, but there are many flavours and elements in a PDF. The Adobe Acrobat: Managing PDFs in Production one day course will show you how to use Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign and Illustrator to edit images. You will also look at how to create, check and correct issues for your PDF/X compliant files ready to present to clients. Perfect your skills in enhancing resolution, transparency, links, colours space and ink manager. Learn the tools of trim and bleed, object inspector and overprint to create high quality images.
The day is based around interactive lectures, examples with lots of practical’s and discussion to enhance your understanding of PDFs in production. You are also encouraged to bring your own files and prints for immediate problem solving.
- Construct PDFs
- Use preflighting to correct files
- Use Acrobat to investigate file issues to streamline prepress
- Overprint and Transparency
- Preflighting PDFs
- CMYK and RGB/CMYK
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Analyse how files are created from images, to layout, PDF creation and delivery
- Understand and create PDF/X-1a or PDF/X-4 standard files
- Use preflighting software to identify and correct files
- Control the colour on screen, in Adobe CS to print
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for designers and printers who make or need to check PDFs. Anyone responsible for creating magazines, packaging, reports for print and web.
Intermediate. Students will have some knowledge of Adobe CS and Acrobat.
Follow up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in Colour Management and Adobe InDesign: Intermediate.
We also offer bespoke Adobe Acrobat courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.
Malcolm Mackenzie is a very experienced tutor and trainer specialising in Colour Management for Photographers, Designers and Printers over the last ten years.
Malcolm specifies, implements and trouble shoots colour issues for individuals and for some of the largest publishers and printers in Europe.
He uses his knowledge to help explain the everyday problems translating colour presents across different medias and always likes to see real problem files to examine.
Malcolm is a X-Rite Coloratti Expert and contributes to ISO/TC 130 where the Standards for the Print and Graphics Industry are created.