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

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Know the Fate of the Image

Before you scan an image, or photograph a subject with a digital camera, it’s helpful to know how the image will ultimately be used. Consider some important issues:

  • At what scale factor will the image will be used? Scan the image to that size rather than scaling the image in Photoshop or a page-layout application.

  • Will the image be used at multiple sizes? If the scale factors are fairly close—the image is used at 150 percent and at 140 percent, for example—scan for the larger size and just use scaling tools in the page layout for the smaller size. But if there is a substantial difference in scale factors—an image used at 150 percent and 25 percent, for example—it’s worth making a separate scan for each use. Alternatively, ...

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