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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Planning Ahead

Now that you’re terrified to scale an image up or down, what is the safe path? If you do your own high-resolution scans, and you anticipate doing a lot of experimentation with image size as the design develops, you might consider just doing quick-and-dirty FPO (for position only) scans to start. Since such images are meant to be used only as placeholders, they can be low resolution (72–100 ppi). Build and tweak the design, scaling images as you wish. Then, when the layout is finalized, note the image scale factors, do the final scans to size, and replace the FPO images with the real scans. (Digital photographs are discussed shortly.)

Alternatively, if you want to do all your scanning at one time, but still would like some flexibility ...

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