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Wed, Sep 11, 2019 11:54 PM

Photoshop: Need help with exporting files for a magazine brochure

I'm exporting files for 2 magazine pages which are all filled in color (stars background image with a few texts on it) and been asked to export the following:

300 DPI. CMYK TIFFs
must be 100% of final size.
Transparencies must be
flattened.
Line screen is 150 l.p.i.
Allow for 10% press gain
when preparing Grayscale
materials.
Maximum ink density:
300 total.

Can someone help me with exporting these files? I barely have any experience working with bitmaps and did some research on it and still can't figure out what exactly they need. It's a very professional magazine and I don't want to ask them and look inexperienced.

Thanks

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2 y ago


300 DPI. CMYK TIFFs
must be 100% of final size.
Transparencies must be
flattened.
Line screen is 150 l.p.i.
Allow for 10% press gain
when preparing Grayscale
materials.
Maximum ink density:
300 total.
  1. Save-As Tiff (optionally with LZW or ZIP compression... not JPEG compression)
  2. Image->Image Size...
    in dialog, set Resolution to 300, change the dropdown next to with and height to be inches or cm, change size to be whatever you need, and hit OK.
  3. Image->Mode->CMYK... ignore warnings.
  4. Edit->Convert to Profile...
    in Dialog select "Custom CMYK..." from the profile dropdown.
  5. Ignore warnings if you get them, set dot gain 10%, Total Ink Limit 300%
  6. Layer-> Flatten Image
  7. Save.
I don't know what Line Screen 150 is so you'll have to look that one up. Good luck!

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134 Points

2 y ago

Hi Max, Thanks for those tips. My client just sent me a more detailed version of their ad specs here: 

The Magazine prints PDF/X-1a files only.
Export setting: ADOBE ACROBAT 6 (1.5) or higher.
Quality control depends on properly created PDFs. DOWNLOAD:
All rasterized files must be 300 DPI.
CMYK TIFFs must be 100% of final size.
Transparencies must be flattened.
Line screen is 150 l.p.i.
Allow for 10% press gain when preparing Grayscale materials.
Maximum ink density: 300 total.

I'm not sure what exactly they need. My files are 2 pages with fully colored backgrounds and with not much text