I just got my first job as a graphic designer after graduating my Graphic communication course in the UK
However, since now I am designing for the real world I need to start using colours correctly so I get from the printers what I am expecting. If anyone can shed a little light on the following questions, then I would really appreciate it!
If you are designing,say, a leaflet in quark, and produce images in photoshop for the whole backgrounds, how do you make sure the colours you use in quark are the same a s the ones in photoshop? ie how do I make sure a blue I use in photoshop will be the same blue as some text I do in quark?
Can someone explain about spot colours, pantone colours please . Can I just reference a colour I want from the pantone book at work, and use as many as I like in a quark document? What are the difference between pantone solid/process colours etc?
Why would I use a spot colour, what exactly do they do?
I really need some help, so if anyones has got any good links to sites about printing, or can fill me in on exactly what I need to do when setting a document up for print, I will be very grateful.