Real World Scanning and Halftones, Third Edition / Edition 3

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This expanded and updated second edition covers new file types and software applications, and addresses the special concerns of Web publishers.It offers sage advice on producing top-notch scans and halftones from three of the best-known experts in Web and desktop publishing. You'll gain insight into the key scanning technologies and learn valuable techniques that will save you time, money, and hassle.
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What People Are Saying

D'Lynn Waldron
" This book is the bible of scanning and is essential for every desktop publisher."
Jay Nelson
" You will not find a better source of image information than this."--Design Tools Monthly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321241320
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2004
  • Series: Real World Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

David Blatner is an internationally known expert on QuarkXPress and Photoshop and is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Real World Adobe Photoshop, Real World Adobe InDesign, and Real World Scanning and Halftones. His books have sold more than a half million copies worldwide and have won him awards and praise from readers. David lectures on desktop publishing and multimedia at conferences and workshops around the world.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Scanning 1
1 Waltzing through the process 3
2 Scanners 11
3 Getting your originals ready to scan 33
4 Getting your computer ready for scans 39
5 How to read your scanning software 53
6 Scanning for prepress 79
7 Scanning for the web and video 87
8 Scanning for color photo printers 103
9 Scanning for the office 115
Pt. 2 Anatomy of a scanned image 123
10 What is a bitmap? 125
11 Image resolution 133
Pt. 3 Image correction 141
12 Tonal correction 143
13 Getting good color 155
14 Freshening up 181
15 A sharper image 189
Pt. 4 Storing images 201
16 File formats 203
17 Compression 223
18 Creating master images 231
Pt. 5 Halftones 237
19 Dots, spots, and halftones 239
20 Frequency, angle, and spot shape 243
21 Frequency vs. gray levels 247
22 Reproducing halftones 253
23 Setting screens 261
24 Who does the halftone? 265
25 The glorious spot 271
26 Stochastic screening 277
27 Band aid 285
28 When grids collide 291
29 Angle strategies 299
Glossary 306
Index 317
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