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Undergraduate in Design e Tecnologia das Artes Gráficas

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho nº 9182/2020 - 25/09/2020

3 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 TP + 2,0 O

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
1. Produce digital files for a graphic project;
2. Use correctly typography, colours, images and printing areas
3. Produce correct final files for imposition and printing according to ISO 12647.

Program
1. File formats, print marks, bleed and slug;
1.1. Creating files: dimensions and definition of workspace;
2. Fonts management;
2.1. Correction and verification of text;
2.2. Typography and type management;
3. Colour management;
3.1. Color composition;
3.2. Creation and use of ICC profiles;
3.3. Transparencies, trapping and overlapping;
3.4. Application Color Settings;
3.5. Color proof;
4. Preparing images for print;
4.1. Adequate image formats;
4.2. Image adjustments;
4.3. Linked or embedded images;
4.4. Appropriate resolution;
5. Indesign Live Preflight tools;
5.1. Creation of PDF files;
5.2. Preflight;
5.3. PDF presets;
6. Indesign package and pdf files;
6.1. Communicate with the printing company;
6.2. Technical specifications.

Evaluation Methodology
Ongoing assessment: practical assignments (90%) and class attendance (10%).
Exam assessment: resolution of a summative practical exercise.

Bibliography
- AMBROSE, G. (2010). The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production. London: AVA Publishing
- McCUE, C. (2014). Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud. San José, California: Peachpit
- MOREIRA, L. (2009). Arte-final Digital. Tomar: IPT
- SOPLON, L. e , . (2011). On Print: from the screen to paper and vice versa. Barcelona: Indexbook
- GATTER, M. (2010). Production for Print. Londres: Laurence King Publishing
- ESTRADA, S. (2010). A Graphic Design Project from Start to Finish. Barcelona: Indexbook
- HOMANN, J. (2009). Digital Color Management - Principles and Strategies for the Standardized Print Production. Berlin: Springer-Verlag

Teaching Method
1. Lectures and demos supported by datashow
2. Tutorials and exercises with problem solving.

Software used in class
Adobe Indesign®, Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Acrobat Pro®.

 

 

 


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