InDesign: export single pages as spreads

There seems to be a lot of guides out there on how to convert spreads to single pages in InDesign… but what about the other way round? E.g. I’m currently setting up a brochure (with facing pages) so that it is print-ready (so splitting into single pages). Once it is print-ready I’d still like to … Read more

Color shift when image is converted to CMYK

I’m working with a graphic designer to design a book cover for a self-published title of mine on Amazon. The purple in the cover image becomes dull when converted to the required CMYK. Original Image This is what it looks like after being converted. The designer has adjusted the hue and saturation levels before the … Read more

How to prepare a spot varnish; does it need to have trapping if there’s a gloss and matte one?

On a project that has a selective varnish, the print-ready file usually needs to be prepared separately in one spot color, a bit like a dieline. Only the area where the varnish will be printed should appear in 1-color on that separate file. I usually do mines in Adobe InDesign or Illustrator, as vectors. That’s … Read more

Designing a clothing company Tag [closed]

Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post. Closed 6 years ago. Improve this question Can anyone tell me which is the best software for Designing a clothing company Tag? … Read more

Relationship between onscreen/printed CMYK and RGB

I edited a picture book using scribus, color management enabled, with CMYK TIFF images and corresponding profile as input. In principle my screen has been calibrated, though more than one year ago. I set the output : to PDFX-1a, for “printing”, with a CMYK print profile ; to PDF-1.5, for “web”, with a “compatible with Adobe RGB … Read more

How to Save As Adobe PDF with CMYK Color Format in Illustrator?

I’m currently working on a calendar design on Adobe Illustrator CC with CMYK color setting. From what I knew from my self-taught experience, we should prepare our files in CMYK format for printing purposes (I always export them as a .JPEG with CMYK colors). But one of my friends said that I should prepare my … Read more

What do i provide my graphic designer with so they can do their job?

I am hiring a graphic designer to illustrate my bikini designs in Adobe Illustrator or any alternative software that works for them, so I can send the digital designs to manufacturers to produce the physical product. What do I need to provide my graphic designer with, so they can accurately recreate my print designs? Do … Read more