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Digital Prepress for Comic Books, v2

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Digital Prepress for Comic Books is the ultimate reference used by professionals throughout the industry. With over 200 pages and 300 color illustrations, and detailed instructions, this manual will provide the answers and solutions you will need to successfully print a magazine. Whether you are planning to publish your own comics, or want to provide the best reproducible art possible, this item is a must-have for your professional library. Includes new sections on InDesign® and PDFs.

Scanning: Learn how to make the best possible scan of line art, and look out for potential trouble spots in the inking process.

LetteringTake all the guesswork out of properly positioned, digital lettering.

Trapping: The secrets of solving misregistration in multiple applications are revealed.

Covers: Everything you need to know about stripping logos into artwork and applying special effects for dynamic eye-catching covers.

Artist Bios: Learn more about the contributers and see some of the artwork that appears in the book.


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October 21st, 2013
I've been looking for a digital copy of this book for a long time. Full of useful information and good to have on hand for a quick reference. It can be a bit technical but the subject isn't something you can cover without going in depth. [...]
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File Last Updated:
July 27, 2009
This title was added to our catalog on July 27, 2009.