Is there a simple and accessible workflow for designers to produce this type of holographic design?
The process is pretty simple.
Contact a provider.
Ask for the specific format.
Provide all the documentation needed to have the record on who asked for the specific holo.
Pay the fee.
Receive the product.
Of course, the limitation is the fee.
A hologram is ...
This will not be an answer, but it is too long for a comment.
I heard that Inkscape can't create print-ready EPS files as it converts everything into raster files, then throw them all together into an EPS file (result=low quality)
You have some misconceptions here.
Can Inkscape create print-ready files?
Yes and no. The biggest limitation is that it ...
I don't think you need to use a mask for this.
You don't need transparency for print work. Generally in printing, elements which are pure white usually mean no ink is applied in these areas, unless you specifically ask your printer to print it with white ink.
Anyway, here's how you could do it.
Add a green rectangle
Type some black text
Import the bitmap ...
Two things, Adobe "fit to page" is fitting to print paper dimensions, not the printing dimensions. Printing dimensions are little smaller as there are margins (if you don't override them).
Second thing: try not to use metric and imperial sizes. A4 in inches is translated to 209,97x296,93 mm. And although it's a small thing it might bite you later on.
"Fit to page" will resize the output to fit the maximum printable area allowed by the printer on that paper. It simply scales it up or down depending on the image:paper size proportion.
If you want to print your document in the correct scale (1:1) you need a larger paper (e.g. letter printed on A3) or your document will be cropped (letter on A4 situation).
It sounds like your passion is not graphic design, so I’d recommend using something like Microsoft PowerPoint, which enables you to use plenty of themes and templates and graphs and clip art and will probably achieve your goal.
I also recommend asking this question on the Software Recommendations StackExchange site instead of here.
I see this is an old question, but anyway, here's another quick(ish) way to do it in Photoshop.
Change the image mode to Multichannel, then go into the channels and delete the yellow channel, leaving only the Cyan and Magenta.
Double click the Cyan channel, choose a green colour from one the Pantone spot colour library.
Double click the Magenta channel, ...
It is possible to learn how to do this. However, you should realize that graphic design is a design field you need to know quite much more than, PDF template with different styles to begin with.
First you need to know are these PDF files meant for printing. If they are you should spend a few weeks- a few months next to a printer so that you understand how ...
When you are doing artwork which must be fit for both print and web, there is no need to worry too much about the web version. Print files are normally larger than web files (unless it's a very tiny physical format) so if you have a print ready file, you can always downscale it in the end to make a version for web.
Setting up a file for print
As you ...
Paper isn't your only problem, you should also use printing method which can produce rich enough colors which do not get bleak or detoriate otherwise too soon. The paper must be archive quality one without usual color eating chemicals.
People who try to earn money with printed copies of art have about 30 years ago started to call capable enough printing ...
The only difference is the number stored in the metadata.
This number only recommends the "scale" when you are using a program that actually makes sense of it. These programs are used normally to actually print your document. Think of it as a Post-it saying: "Use this number, please".
It only "recommends" because you can ...
I'd go for canvas rather than paper.
Search "picture on canvas", there are a million places that offer the service, from $£€ 25 for small, thin canvas to 3 or 400 for a 'museum-quality' canvas.
Some services will send you samples of their materials before you commit. Some higher-end services will even print small samples of the very image you want them to ...
The best way to understand this is to suppose you have a photo to "blow up" or enlarge, and then when you enlarge it, you either have broad fields of .jpeg trash artifacts and it doesn't look very precise, or the human brain is saying "hey that's so simplified and smooth, where's all the detail?" So to sharpen it up for printing it as a giant poster, you ...
First of all, save as .psb not .psd
.psb is capable of more content.
Do not use smart-objects. They will increase your use of memory.
Try to reduce layers, if possible.
Go to the Presets (Ctrl + K):
Don't max out Memory, always keep 20 to 25% as the other apps and the os takes memory too. Taking more will slow down your machine.
Decrease the number of ...
The advice I can give you is, do it the right way.
I am creating a very large high-quality print poster
No, quality is a process, not just a mythical output resolution, and this process needs to analyze the requirements, and the requirements of a wall print are NOT 300PPI.
You will be fine at 100PPI, you will barely notice a pixel at 1 meter, Even at ...
It's possible, but not guaranteed, for your printer to match what your client printed. As you suggested, that the client printed out the RGB file on what is likely a CMYK printer, these colors are likely attainable on the printer's equipment. But the ability to generate these vibrant colors isn't the only thing to consider in the overall problem. Color ...
The reason to use CMYK is to avoid suprises. Be aware that the situation may as easily be the reverse, client is unhappy with the conversion. Its perfectly fine to prepare RGB documents if you are willing to live with the 4 available conversion intents and possibility of different color coming out from different profiled printers (with image and saturation ...