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Softproofing with Acrobat 6 Professional’s Preflight Tools

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Part two of two in John Clifford’s ‘PDF and Soft Proofing’ series. Acrobat 6 Professional has a number of preflight tools that come in very handy during the softproofing phase of your print workflow. John Clifford outlines how to take advantage of these tools during the softproofing phase.

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Traditional Proofreading in PDF

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Part one of two in John Clifford’s ‘PDF and Soft Proofing’ series. Acrobat 6’s enhanced feature set allows for traditional proofreading marks to be used in ‘soft’ PDF proofs. John Clifford explains how to make the best use of Acrobat to save paper without alienating your proofreaders.

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PDF and Color Spaces

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An introduction to color spaces and the use of color management processes to ensure faithful print production output.

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Color Spaces in Practice

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So which color space is the best? How do PDF color spaces relate to those for PostScript? These and other real-World considerations are tackled in this piece.

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RGB versus CMYK

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Details the relative strengths and weaknesses of these two approaches: additive and subtractive colors.

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About ICC

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The International Color Consorium (ICC for short) is both the standards body resonsible for the creation of device-independent color profiles and the profiles themselves. Find out more about the profiles, their formation, and their authors.

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Learning Center – PDF Color

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Many details on color usage in PDF and PostScript have been published by Adobe and other sources, but it can be a daunting task to understand it, much less put it into practical use. This Learning Center discusses the color secrets of PDF and their associated myths. It also attempts to provide a clearer picture of how color is applied in PDF as well as the related issues for composite color prepress workflows.

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