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Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore

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Preparing for a Printing Press

Take a close look at the black-and-white image in Figure 5.26, and imagine that you took that image to Kinko's and made a copy of it. Then you took the copy and copied it again at your local library. Then you took the library copy and ran it through the copy machine in your office. Then you held the version that had been copied three times next to the original. Would you expect them to look the same? Of course not. In fact, the tiny dots that are in the brightest part of the image would have begun to disappear and become pure white, because every time you make a copy, you lose some quality. Well, the same thing happens when you hand over your image to a printing company. When you give your printing company your ...

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