Learn print production from start to finish
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Learn print production from start to finish

Learn every basic concept needed for print production, including practical examples of how to leverage those.
2.6 (6 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.
494 students enrolled
Created by Andreas Galster
Last updated 6/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $35 Discount: 71% 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?
  • Understand how printing works mechanically and use that as a basis for better communication with print providers
  • Understand how to prepare print PDFs for print providers
  • Create basic and advanced print products with print finishes
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Requirements
  • Basic InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop skills, Acrobat Pro for analyzing print PDFs
Description

Have you ever wondered why something went wrong with your print jobs? Or how some designers set up incredibly delicate print refinements for their print projects? If yes, this course is exactly what you're looking for.

In this course you will understand how printing works and how all the variables in printing work together to create a great or bad print outcome. The outline for this course is going to start with an overview of the different printing and finishing processes with 3D animations, followed by thorough theory on the most important print topics, such as maximum ink coverage, page bleed, rasterization, what color models are and so on.

After this, you are going to learn about color management and PDF for print production in-depth, followed by practical chapters that discover how you can put all those pieces together, including setting up print documents with InDesign, Illustrator, as well as optimizing your images with Photoshop and last but not least how to check those with preflights within Acrobat.

Who is the target audience?
  • Graphic designers with no techincal background for print production or graphic design beginners
  • Small entrepreneurs that prepare their own designs but don't know how to prepare them properly for print.
  • Don't take this course expecting a focus on design principles. There are already a lot of great resources and courses out there about this.
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About the Instructor
Andreas Galster
2.9 Average rating
8 Reviews
793 Students
2 Courses
Graphic and user experience designer with 3D expertise

I'm a designer with experience in graphic design, user experience design and 3D graphics. I have worked for clients such as swatch, BASF argiculture, adidas, 1&1, 3Dconnexion, Pioneer and the KURZ group to name a few of my personal highlights.

My focus has been mostly on print design and production for the past 8 years, having experience with basic print products, extravagant print finishes like lenticular, varnishes or even leveraging incredibly complicated micro-embossed hot-stamping foils.