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What kind of black should I use when designing for CMYK print?

My question is what kind of black should I use when printing. At the moment I use this black (split into CMYK): C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100% It looks fine in InDesign or Illustrator but if I save a PDF ...
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What tools can I use to create Fractal Art?

There are many fractal generation softwares such as the free Xaos and Fractal Architect 2. I normally use Mathematica to generate fractals and process them later with editing tool but this time have ...
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Software for Calendar Designing

Which is the best software of making a calendar. Coreldraw or Illustrator? What is the standard size of calendar? And is there any inbuilt format or template fro making calendar in both Corel or ...
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What printing technique can I use to print a poster that is too vibrant to print using screen printing?

I've got a poster design that I wish to print. But provided that poster has multiple colors that won't go good for a screen print (further, I would like to restrict screen printing to t-shirts), is ...
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Help with designing a billboard

I have designed brochures and marketing materials in the past, but a friend of mine in a town association asked if I could create a billboard. I know InDesign and Photoshop, and am limited in ...
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File Dimension Problems - Saving as JPEG and TIFF vs PDF

I have just submitted my first design to a print shop; an advert for a magazine measuring 3.333" x 4.583" at 300 dpi. This was a simple design created in Photoshop, layering a logo over an image. When ...
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Would print in CMYK with 30%C and 100%Y turns out green or yelow-ish color?

I have created business card design in photoshop and used RGB for making a design, but i know that most of the printers and stores for printing use CMYK for printing. In few cases when it was digital ...
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Preparing artwork for print in illustrator?

I am preparing a complex artwork for print in illustrator which includes: textures, overprinting, overlapping colors, gradients, blend modes and transparencies I would like to prepare these files ...
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Can I set DPI per image/page as opposed to document-wide in InDesign?

I am making a book with some of my photography. I have not been blessed with the best camera in the world so my images range between 1100px squared to 2000px squared. The print size per image will be ...
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How to prepare for print in Photoshop

I make posters as a hobby, and usually use exclusively Adobe Illustrator. However, I'm working on a project that also requires Photoshop. My question is, how should I prepare the finished poster for ...
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Preparing Print Docs — Recommended Reading

Although I've been working as a designer for a number of years, I feel a little inexperienced in preparing documents for print (a lot of my past work has been designing for digital). I'm looking for ...
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