Finalize Production Files | Photoshop Illustrator InDesign
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Finalize Production Files | Photoshop Illustrator InDesign

How to prepare your files for perfect print and production.
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
21 students enrolled
Created by Dayj Z
Last updated 6/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create clean and neat files that are ready for print and production.
  • Build production files, craft diecuts and achieve perfect results.
  • Start a project from scratch to final production.
  • Get visual assets from the client, and use them to build projects.
  • Prepare flat PDF previews to be sent to the client for feedback or approval.
  • Prepare files for digital or offset printing.
  • Add special effects like embossing, spot UV, foil stamping, etc...
  • Package all the files, links and fonts into a folder that will be sent for print and production.
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Requirements
  • You need Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and optionally InDesign.
  • You don't need to have the latest version, any recent version works fine.
  • You need to have at least basic Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign knowledge.
Description

This course will teach you how to create clean and neat files that are ready for print and production. You will learn the best ways to build your files, the fastest methods to craft your diecuts, and the easiest techniques to achieve perfect results.

This is taken from real life work experience!

I will show you how projects are done from zero to final production. We will get the visual assets from the client, and use them to build our products.

So, what are we going to do?

We will create a shelf stopper, a shelf wobbler, a shelf strip and a 50 x 50 cm free-standing unit that consists of a header, a base, two sides and three shelves.

We will prepare the print and cut files, as well as flat PDF preview files that we can send to our client for feedback or approval.

We will also learn how to prepare our files for offset printing, and how to add special effects like embossing, spot UV, foil stamping, etc…

Finally, we will package everything into a folder that will be sent for print and production.

This is a 47-minute video course from 2-Minute Design, so each video will be less than 3 minutes in length. This means that it is super easy to follow, just like any 2-Minute Design content.

Who is the target audience?
  • Don't take this course if you can't watch 2-minute video clips.
  • Don't take this course if you expect a design course that focuses on visuals and layouts.
  • Don't take this course if you expect to learn about design principles and color theory.
  • Don't take this course if you have no idea how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Don't take this course if you haven't seen any of my free videos on http://2-MinuteDesign.com
  • TAKE this course if you want to learn the perfect system to create finalized production files.
  • TAKE this course if you want to use the best techniques that guarantee your production files are clean and neat.
  • TAKE this course if you are a graphic finalizer.
  • TAKE this course if you are a graphic designer.
  • TAKE this course if you have at least basic Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign knowledge.
  • TAKE this course if you've seen my videos on http://2-MinuteDesign.com and you agree that I deliver valuable information.
  • TAKE this course if you don't mind watching 2-minute video clips.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
3 Lectures 02:49

What software do you need to complete this course?

Preview 00:42

How you can follow along by downloading the assets folder.

Preview 00:49
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Shelf Stopper
5 Lectures 11:38

How to prepare the dimensions for the Shelf Stopper using Adobe Illustrator.

Preview 02:50

How to adapt the visuals according to the Shelf Stopper's dimensions.

Working With Visuals
02:57

How to create the diecuts for the Shelf Stopper using Adobe Illustrator.

Creating the Diecuts
02:40

Since the Shelf Stopper is two-sided, we will create the visuals for the verso while keeping the same diecut.

Adapting the Verso
01:12

How to finalize the Illustrator file before closing it.

Finalizing the File
01:59
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Shelf Wobbler
3 Lectures 03:52

How to prepare the dimensions for the Shelf Wobbler using Adobe Illustrator.

Preparing the Dimensions
01:35

How to adapt the visuals according to the Shelf Wobbler's dimensions.

Working With Visuals
01:23

How to finalize the Illustrator file before closing it.

Finalizing the File
00:54
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Shelf Strip
3 Lectures 03:07

How to prepare the dimensions for the Shelf Strip using Adobe Illustrator.

Preparing the Dimensions
01:29

How to adapt the visuals according to the Shelf Strip's dimensions.

Working With Visuals
00:59

How to finalize the Illustrator file before closing it.

Finalizing the File
00:39
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50x50 Display
6 Lectures 10:12

How to prepare the dimensions for the 50x50 Display using Adobe Illustrator.

Preparing the Dimensions
02:54

How to adapt the visuals according to the Header's dimensions.

Header - Working With Visuals
01:13

How to adapt the visuals according to the Sides' dimensions.

Sides - Working With Visuals
01:35

How to create the diecuts for the Sides using Adobe Illustrator.

Sides - Creating the Diecuts
02:53

How to adapt the visuals according to the Base's dimensions.

Base - Working With Visuals
00:49

How to adapt the visuals according to the Shelf's dimensions.

Shelves - Working With Visuals
00:48
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Previews
2 Lectures 04:17

How to create flat PDF previews using Adobe InDesign to be sent for client approval / feedback.

Creating the Previews
02:58

How to create the PDF previews if you don't have Adobe InDesign.

If You Don't Have InDesign
01:19
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Packaging and Sending for Production
2 Lectures 01:36

How to package the files so that you don't miss a link or a font.

Preview 01:03

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Offset Printing
2 Lectures 03:33

What to do to make your file offset-friendly.

Working With Visuals for Offset Printing
00:52

What is the easiest way to create special effects.

Creating Special Effects (Embossing, Spot UV, Foil Stamping, etc...)
02:41
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Tips, Tricks and Solutions
3 Lectures 03:50

Why you should join the corners and how to do it.

Preview 01:39

Some good and bad examples that you should consider.

Preview 01:18

How to communicate creases, v-cuts, grooves, etc...

Crease, V-Cut, Groove, etc...
00:53
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Next Step
1 Lecture 00:47

Congratulations for completing the course! What should you do next?

Preview 00:47
About the Instructor
Dayj Z
4.9 Average rating
10 Reviews
91 Students
2 Courses
Creator of 2-Minute Design and Professional Graphic Designer

Dayj is a professional graphic designer and the creator of 2-Minute Design, where he teaches people graphic design skills, technicalities and Photoshop tips and tricks through engaging and informative 2-minute videos. His videos have helped thousands of people boost their graphic design and Photoshop skills.

He has years of experience using Photoshop to create countless projects in advertising, corporate identity, shopper marketing, web design and digital production.