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Litho Ninja Tutorials (Part 7) - Converting Comic Book Text to Outlines

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Want to avoid unexpected changes to your comic book font and images? Watch this seventh video in a series of tutorials to maintain the integrity of your artwork. This comic book tutorial video will discuss: How & why to convert to outlines in Adobe Illustrator before saving as a high resolution PDF or TIFF file. Conversion of fonts and images to objects. Recommended especially when wanting to preserve a unique specialized font in your vector...
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Litho Ninja Tutorials (Part 6) - Flatten Photoshop Layers for Comic Book

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Have you flattened your comic book photoshop files correctly?  Unsure?  Watch this sixth video in a series of tutorials to achieve superior quality comic book prints . This comic book tutorial video will discuss: How to flatten photoshop images before saving in high resolution (PDF or TIFF). Unforseen print errors by not combining all various layers into a single layer (image). Recommend saving an extra copy of your photoshop with layers file before flattening. In...
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Litho Ninja Tutorials (Part 5) - Comic Printing File Resolution

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Do you have questions over what resolution your comic book print files should be designed at for the best comic book print results? Watch this fifth video in a series of tutorials to achieve top quality prints . This comic book tutorial video will discuss: Resolution in terms or DPI or PPI How low resolution files lead to blurriness (ie 72 or 96 DPI) Inability to increase low resolution files without encountering quality issues Example of...
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Litho Ninja Tutorials (Part 4) - Comic Book Print Bleeds Explained

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Have you included bleeds correctly in your comic book print files?  Not sure? Then watch this fourth video in a series of tutorials to help size your files correctly. This comic book tutorial video will discuss: Good Bleed Example Bad Bleed Example -  not extended past trim line resulting in white border Files received without bleeds and the problems associated with requests to extend your page file through the bleed area for you.  Bleeds should...
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Litho Ninja Tutorials (Part 3) - Comic Book Trimming Issues

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Avoid comic book trim issues! Watch this third video in a series of tutorials to help size your files correctly. This comic book tutorial video will discuss trimming issues with tips on how to fix them. We will show an example of a file with correct dimensions but unfortunately will still incur trimming issues. All primary text and artwork should be no closer than 1/8 of an inch (0.125") from the trim line. The only...
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