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Production for Print by Mark Gatter

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Creating an Efficient Workflow

The first thing to do is to process and save all the images that will be needed for the job at high resolution (300dpi is great) and in CMYK mode. This should mean that they are all as large, or larger, than you will actually require. Once you begin the layout process you will not easily be able to make any further adjustments to them, so make sure all that work has already been done. Save them all into a single folder: I usually name it “hi-res CMYK.” Create an empty folder adjacent to it called “lo-res RGB.”

In Photoshop, open one of the images and then choose Window > Actions (fig. 8.1). Click on the Options button (at the top right of the window) and choose New Action. In the New Action window that opens, name ...

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