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Creating graphics for print

Creating graphics for print

Creating graphics for print

(OP)
We want to create magazine ads and other ads for print.  We have been using fireworks but it seems Firworks is meant for web graphics only.  Some of the companies we submit our work to will not accept it in RGB format.

What is the best program for creating ads for print?  Freehand supports CMYK but seems harder to use than Fireworks.  Should we just use MS Publisher or is there something else?

Thank you,
Kurt

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www.seedandgarden.com

RE: Creating graphics for print

(OP)
We have a magazine ad saved as PNG in RGB colors from fireworks.  The magazine company will not accept PNG or RBG.  How can we quickly convert this ad?

It must be CMYK colors.  The format can be PDF, EPS, TIFF, or postscript.

Please we need help quick.

Thank you,
Kurt

It's only easy when you know how.
www.seedandgarden.com

RE: Creating graphics for print

Yoiks! You shouldn't be using Fireworks for print!! And not Publisher either--many printers won't accept those files & they are not meant for that purpose.

You need a good layout program such as Quark or Indesign. Freehand or Illustrator, or even Photoshop will work also, if you know what you're doing.

RE: Creating graphics for print

I find Corel Draw is quite user friendly and there is a new programme out 'inkscape' which is a vector graphics/print package, but on the GPL license, so it's a good starting point (i.e it won't cost you big dollars to try)

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