Tuesday, May 8, 2012

In design

In in design, can work out where we want to place images, and this will wrap the text around it.  Block out where you might like things to go.

Look at size of image frames, create artoboards that fit dimensions.

Save as eps or llustrator, use art boards clicked, save to desktop, each artboard will be saved separately.

File place or apple d, place each individually.
Links, next to layers and pages, links back to the illustrator files.

Open image in photoshop, make sure it is in CMYK.  ALWAYS.

Image frame and image itself are different.  Image frame is blue boundary box, can change size of boundary box, but it doesn’t change the size of the image.  To change image, go over big round circle in the middle, click and get a brown boundary box.  This can be manipulated to fit image.  E is shortcut to free transform.
Window, text wrap, can wrap around bounding box or around the shape itself.

How to export for print and how you save it.

First, make sure all the links are ok.  Check if there are errors, there will be a reminder in the bottom left corner.
File --> Package - gives us reminders about what is bad, what's using RGB.  Fix, then hit package, save to desktop or computer etc.  Then, there is a folder, with links, fonts.  Keep this file in the same place ALWAYS.
File--> export, pdf print, save to the same place as file, press quality is hightest, click all printer marks, use document bleed, 3 mm.  What you get is the final document, ready to print, back to back.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It is!

Drawing by able and game - and I had my first Gin and tonic last night!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011


How to save as a file - exporting illustrations as jpgs - do this for all illustrations - high resolution.

Saving our files with printing marks - make sure all artboards are the right size - file --> save as.
research - 6 pages - technique 1 - up to 12 - tcnique 2 - up to 12 - save as pdf. If there are extras you don't want, make sure to delete them before you save
press quality - marks and bleeds - select all printer marks. use document bleed settings. Then hit create.
At the end, we combine all the pdfs into adobe acrobat pro - file --> create --> combine files into a single pdf.

Monday, October 17, 2011

if areas of detail are destroyed by the smudging, return detail - details like remembering to paint within lines - showing different opacities of brushes - show a demo on editing your brushes

Changing A3 image to A5

Keep A3 document - file --> export - then save as jpg - this is because it compresses all of the layers into one. This is also recognised easily by photoshop. Remember, when you export, it takes from the edge of the image. Remember to have a background.
Remember that this picks up everything - even those outside the artboard - so delete everything from background.
Import into photoshop, edit image size, save as A5 148 x 210 with 3 mm bleed, then when we place into illustrator, it fits perfectly onto page.
This keeps the size small.

Photoshop brushes

Moving between photoshop and illustrator. Brusheezy - good for pattern brushes
Using a photoshop pattern nto fill a shape in illustrator - place in image from photoshop, send to back, select figure and background, and make clipping mask. This keepsw background image in the shape. PRoblem - if I hover over, you see the size of the original image - is often going to make the file very big.
Or - can do the other way around, and bring the opbject into photoshop - select vecto outline, give a low stroke weight, copy and move into photoshop - keep as smart object - this keeps the vector qualities - can scale.
Hit inverse, delete backgroun - now I can move this smart object layer without the pattern being a problem.
Photoshop brushes - can combine 2 together to add depth - more flexible than illustrator - put in booklet how to make brushes! Go into window brushes - can go and manipulate any that you like, take into brush and give it more bristles? etc change shape, change flow etc
Tips - soft brushes, fill in light first, then move to darker areas.
Use dodge and burn tool - dodge can lighten areas -can choose midtones, highlights etc - can alter strength. Burn tool does the opposite.
Can change brightness in the image with curves - this effects the whole image