Prentice Hall Author Guide

Raster-Based Art

  • Before drafting any art, submit sample files for evaluation.

  • Scan black and white photographs in grayscale mode not halftone.

  • Hi-resolution images should be scanned at 1 1/2 to 2 times the output line screen resolution and 100% of the output image size. NOTE: With all hi-resolution scanning or digital separation for print media, issues such as gain on press should be taken into consideration.

  • All images rendered in raster-based image programs should be created at 1 1/2 to 2 times the output line screen resolution and 100% of the output image size.

  • When rendering 3-Dimensional images for print media be sure anti-aliasing is set to medium or highest.

  • When supplying CAD files that may require editing or corrections, save them as DXF file format and supply all associated color scheme and texture files. If files are considered final save them as TIFF or EPS.

  • Be sure the final image files are created or converted to the appropriate color space for intended use, such as CMYK for print media. Be certain the final image files can be opened by Adobe Photoshop.

  • Placed hi-res Photoshop files should not be enlarged more than approximately 120% in the page layout program.

  • Reduce placed hi-res images in Photoshop instead of in the layout program. The files will be easier to process, image, and transport.

  • Increasing the resolution of an already scanned image does not make it hi-res. It has to be rescanned at the higher resolution.

  • Name all files and graphics according to Simon & Schuster's filenaming conventions. If you have not received a copy, please request one from the Project Coordinator.

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