Tue, 9 November 2010
Hexadecimal colors and a free Hex script; CMYK color management in ID for the rest of us; InDesign to EPUB webinars; Obscurity of the Week: Show Single Plates in Black
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> Certitec's Jon Bessant explains the basics of editing a PDF in Acrobat X
> David's post about Hexadecimal colors (includes a link to the free script)
> Memorize this Wikipedia page on Hex colors so you can impress your friends
> David's post (busy guy!) about CMYK color management in InDesign
> Easy primer on "Color and the Printing Process" from PrintingForLess.com
> Liz Castro is doing two webinars on InDesign to EPUB! Register quickly, spots are going fast