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Remember: If we are missing anything, this may delay your order.
Step 1: Document Size
File > Document Setup...
Plan ahead when using Photoshop
IN THE ZONE
Safe Zone = 1/8" margin from the edge of the page
Danger Zone = Area outside the 1/8" margin
Bleed = 1/8" past the edge of the page
If you intend to have an image completely cover a front or back side of your document, then you need to be sure that the image extends (bleeds) at least 1/8" over the edge of the page. Do not end it at page edge (trim) or white will show on the edges.
Step 2: Images
Image > Image Size
300 dpi resolution (or 1,200 dpi for b/w line art)
300 dpi resolution (or 1,200 dpi for b/w line art) after resizing
Submit all images (Verify current link status)
All images should be 300 dpi resolution or 1,200 dpi resolution for b/w line art.
If you scale the image after importing it into another application, the effective resolution will change. If you scaled the image up to 200% in Photoshop, then the final resolution will be 150 dpi and considered low resolution.
Step 3: Color
Window > Show Color
Fill colors used in Photoshop are CMYK
Stroke colors used in Photoshop are CMYK
Gradient colors used in Photoshop are CMYK
There is a color-shift when converting from RGB to CMYK. Do not trust the colors on your monitor. We recommend that you proof your job at a local service bureau and get a calibrated color proof (Iris or Dupont Waterproof).
Step 4: Fonts
Submit all fonts used in layout as a backup
FONTS TO BITMAP
When submitting a Photoshop tiff or eps all fonts become part of the bitmap artwork. Be sure to double check all spelling and punctuation. It is a good idea to send all fonts used in bitmap images as a back up.
Step 5: Save As
File > Save As
Photoshop TIF Format
1) Select Photoshop TIF Format
2) Select Mac or IBM Byte Order
2) Click OK
Photoshop EPS Format
1) Select Photoshop EPS Format
2) Select Preview Macintosh (8 bits/pixel)
3) Select Binary Encoding
4) Click OK
Photoshop EPS Clipping Path
1) Select Window > Show Paths
2) Select the Clipping Path menu
3) Select Path to use for clipping
4) Set Flatness to 0.2 Device Pixels
5) Click OK
6) Repeat Photoshop EPS Format steps listed above to save clipping path changes
Step 6: Submit Files
Call your Sales Representative to verify files are ready to send by disk or FTP
Fill out the Job Information Form carefully
Mail or FTP the files along with a current mock-up to U.S. Press
Remember: if we are missing anything, this may delay your order.