When using Adobe Illustrator how to create a ‘press ready’ vector image is the first and most fundamental lesson to learn if designing for print.
Basically the basic rules stay identical, the results you can achieve are amazing.
The capabilities of Adobe Illustrator have, in recent years, become more complex. Select the ‘PRO’ text with the text tool and click on the Pantone 107 swatch in your swatches palette. Fact, select the ‘photo’ text and click on the Pantone 200 swatch to color it redish. For example, create a square with the rectangle tool. This is the case. Select the text tool from the tool bar, click on the page and type PROphoto.
Make it a perfect square by holding down the shift key while you drag to size the graphic -this will constrain it’s proportions. Set the word ‘PRO’ to Arial Bold and ‘photo’ to Arial Regular using the Character palette. An awesome method learn any software is by doing. You’ll come facing obtacles that will force you to find a solution -and so it is how you learn. Furthermore, set yourself a task and hereupon see it through. Type the issue into Google, and chances are you’ll find a helpful forum to sort it out, if you need with that said, this method of working is ‘non destructive’.
We can always return to amend the original image without having to recreate it from scratch.
You’ll therefore convert it for process color printing.
Below is an easy exercise that’ll take you through the basics of setting up a logo in Illustrator and preparing it for spot color printing. Anyways, I still do it -you can have spaces if you need, that’s a hangover from years of worrying about computer compatibility. Certainly, notice that I use underscores instead of spaces in file names. Notice, save it as PROphotoLogo, with that said, this will be your AI working file.ai. Send the square to the back by selecting it using the selection tool, and preparing to Object/Arrange/Send to Back.
Plenty of info can be found by going online. Position the square by eye so you’ll end up with the ‘PRO’ text positioned bottom right. Add a space between the letters, I’d say if you need to adjust the kerning to increase the space between the ‘O’ and small ‘p’ of ‘photo’. On top of that, the little square swatch has a gray triangle bottom right which indicates that it’s a global color.
Open the Pantone swatch palette.
Pantone 200 will show up -click on it and a new swatch will automatically appear in the color swatches palette.
The little submenu at the top right corner of the swatch palette will enable you to view in list view and show a search field. Therefore, pantone 200 and Pantone 107 so type 200 into the search field. It was impossible or impractical to import a vector graphic into a layout program like Quark XPress unless it was saved as a EPS file. Give the document a name and be certain the color mode is set to CMYK. Oftentimes a A4 portrait page will show on the screen. Convert text to outlines to eliminate potential font problems later on, or if you have to e mail the EPS file to a printer for any reason.
I am sure that the text shall be outlined and will no longer be editable as text.