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Indispensible Illustrator features #1: Outline Mode

April 22, 2014

When you want to make sense of what's in front of you, especially if you've inherited work from someone else, try Illustrator's Outline Mode. 

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Using Pantone colours and Pantone books

April 15, 2014

Professional designers use Pantone books when designing the logo and identity for a company, because these books show thousands of printed colours, so you can see what they’ll look like on paper.

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Understanding Spot colours, and converting them to process colours in InDesign

April 08, 2014

Documents like letterheads and business cards are often printed simply using one, two or three colours only. In these instances the print process is more simple than the four colour process (or cmyk) that is usually used in commercial printing: rather than mixing up the four process inks on the printing press to produce the required colours, pre-mixed inks of the desired colour are bought in. These are called Spot Colours.

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