The 10 Commandments of Graphic Design Arts – part 1
- Thou shall not forget fonts
One of the most common mistakes you can do is to deliver a prepress department a work, which does not contain the fonts used in the document. Let’s not forget that there are (and reasonable) design studios and advertising agencies who prefer to outsource their colored corrections and insertions of the final high-resolution images in their final work in a studio of Graphic Design. Hence, the need for delivery of open archives on specific workflows is justified.
Also, many times young designers deliver open work to have confidence that a more experienced eye will prevent an error before printing. In any such case, you must either manually or automatically, the document to be accompanied by all fonts used in it.
If you do not use a pager, but a drawing program, then again we can see from the context menu how many and what fonts are used and we pack them manually.
A final solution is to convert all text in linear contours. In every way and means therefore, we must ensure that when our work is open to external partner, will remain unchanged. The only barrier to an open theme file is copyrighted fonts. If you have questions or doubts about this, you are advised to contact the firm that designed of your fonts.
Even when we talk about a closed file, either eps or pdf, we must ensure the integration of our fonts in generated file. Every software that respects itself gives the user that possibility.
- Thou shall not lose the chromatic joints
Color Trapping or otherwise color assembling is a very large and important section of Graphic Design. This phenomenon is caused either by pressure or the tension exerted on the paper from the rollers, the absorbency… Click to continue reading…