From a John Nack’s post, through to a Business2.0 story.
From what I can see (but obviously not experience until it ships!) prepress people making masks (deep etches in AU magazine speak) are going to drool at this feature.
The Photoshop engineering team is going to have operators fall at their feet as gods: just like the healing brush.
Random question popped into my head whilst having a shower: does Adobe Mars, the new project to represent PDF as a packaged XML format, support PDF’s strong print/prepress heritage.
Things like CMYK, colorspaces, high-dpi images, Postscript fonts, trapping settings (overprint/knockout) and the Crop/Bleed boxes. All those high-tech printing things.
The short answer is yes.
(testing process: InDesign document, export as PDF 1.3, open in Acrobat 8 Professional, Save as “PDF in XML Format” using Mars plugins, re-open, check with Acrobat 8 Advanced>Print Production tools. Open SVG as text)
Rorohiko have released a plugin for InDesign to convert colour images to greyscale at print time: Rorohiko Color2Gray. Looks like it implements this InDesign technique, but in a much easier way.
It is difficult to believe that the Creative Suite and InDesign CS was announced a year ago. I’ve spent the long weekend updating: Adobe InDesign: Prepress Techniques. This is a new section in the web site where InDesign Prepress tips and techniques will be posted. Old, historic InDesign 2.0 document are still active.
A new article: InDesign Prepress: What Are these White Boxes?
Missed this earlier, Adobe InDesign CS Printing Guide for Service Providers If you are outputting InDesign CS jobs, you will want to keep this handy. Its in the same family as the Adobe Illustrator CS Printing Guide for Service Providers
Designing colour for the web? Color Scheme Testing.
One month (exactly) to holidays.
Printing Acrobat 5.0/PDF1.4 Generated by Adobe InDesign 2.0. Sorry about the duration between notes here. Busy doing other, non technical stuff.
Turkey wins Eurovision 2003: On the British zero point score: “But others were less charitable, citing Jemini’s off-key performance, tacky costumes and inane lyrics.” So why did anyone score points at all? In fact, why are Iceland and Israel in the competition. They are not in Europe! In fact, isn’t Turkey barely a European country? Go Estonia
Dov Isaacs as interviewed by PlanetPDF. A person who is to be respected!
This has been in my head for a while: InDesign 2.0: Photoshop, Duotones into InDesign
In my time I have seen various ‘complaints’ that Adobe does not publish the specifications for the PDF (Portable Document Format) in a timely fashion – thereby gaining market advantage. Well, the Draft PDF Reference, Version 1.5 is available before Acrobat 6.0 ships! Whilst this is a Draft version, and subject to change, it does go to show that we are a friendlier company than some people claim.
Now, at 1107 pages in length – its not going to be a read for all of us!