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What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

Lesson 34 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

Lesson 34 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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34. What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

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Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

Hi there in this video we're going to look at what image resolution is or D. P. I. Or P P. I effective PP I basically it comes down to the quality of your images. Let's go and do that. So image resolution might have come up in your world before and you might be like oh I can't understand it. Maybe I don't, maybe you've never heard of it. Okay so let's have a quick little look at what it is, resolution is basically the quality of an image. So I'm going to click on this background image here. Okay. I'm going to go to my links panel if you can't see links, go to window and down two links. Okay. And we're going to do is you might be able to see it already but I don't have mine activated. See this little area has is higher. Show hide link of information. Okay. I'm gonna make mine go up a little bit higher. Just so I can see a bit more of this link information. You can boil it down. You can make a bigger Okay? And it just gives you information about the image. So there's the name, it's a jpe...

g. It's on page one. It's RGB. What we're really looking for is this one the major one is the effective P P I P P I is an acronym for pixels per inch. If you've ever heard of D. P. I. Or dots per inch is exactly the same thing. Just a new way of explaining it pixels instead of dots and we've got targets to hit. Okay so the effective PP. I maximum should be about 300 that's going to give you amazingly beautiful crisp clear image when we print it and the lowest that we can go is variable. So it comes down to what its purpose is. If this is going to be printed commercially through an offset printer and then put out an hour display case at our showroom then we want it to be as close to 300 or above. You can have and that's fine. There's nothing wrong with that. Above is good. Below is when it starts getting into the gray area so 300 is the target. It's totally just a made up number. Okay that looks really good. Some people use it like some sort of like carved in stone can never be changed number really if you're close to 300. Okay like this one is here this is 2 91 I would not care. Okay there's probably pre press people out there that might can go be going kind of a red kind of color now but if we're all honest we've all printed stuff below quality and nobody has noticed the difference. Okay so it's how low can you go? And what really happens is it's depending on how big you've stretched this image. This image is you can see it's actual PP. I is 300 so it was a 300 D. P. I. Image or PP. I. Image but I had to stretch it a little bit bigger to cover the bleed. So I just made it just a teensy bit bigger so it reached over this bleed here. So let's look at an example that won't work. Okay. So I'm going to delete this guy in the background temporarily. Okay. I'm going to go to file place and I've got an example in 03 newsletter, grab that one and let's go to image resolution example. Okay I'm gonna bring it through and I'm going to Bring it in. Okay? I just clicked it once and that's come in and it says it is 72. Okay, so which is going to commercial printer is not going to work. Okay. So it needs to be at least 300 but it looks okay on screen. Okay, so if you were going out to a screen okay as in it's going to be emailed or downloadable from your website, 72 is just a fine old size. I'd like it to be a little bit higher but the minimum is 72 to look okay on most screens on a retina screen, like this Macbook pro that I've got in front of me. It'll look a little bit pants but I've got to stop using the word pants. It's UK slang for bad, like underpants, not bad. Anyway. Anyway, back to resolution. So it is 72 dots per inch or PPI PPI I pixels per inch. So it's going to work for a screen but it's not gonna work for print but let's just say let's just make it bigger. I want to use it for the whole cover so I'm going to make it quite big. Okay I'm gonna make it nice and big so it covers the bleed, I'm gonna trim it up there and it's looking okay right it's like it looks kind of fine on my screen now it might look okay on your video but it will print really badly and you can see if I slipped on it. The effective PP I is 300. Now why is it changing its because I'm scaling it up. Watch the effect of P P. I as I keep scaling it up, Scale it up, let go. It's 28 it's kind of stretching those little pixels because if we zoom right in it's actually made up of little squares, that's what resolution is or pixels per inch. Okay this this is a pixel and how many pixels are in an inch at the moment. There's only 28 in that inch. You need a lot more dense pixels for this to work. You can start to see now it's looking a little bit ready around the outside pence even. Okay so the main thing to look at is don't worry about the quality of the image that came in first back in the days of your you had to make sure everything was 300 PP. I before it came in. What you can do now is we're just looking at effective pp. I ignore this number here, what it is here. So if this is going out to commercial print this is so far from 300 that it's not going to work at all. Now what are the boundaries? Say I do want to use this commercially? Okay I'm going to scale it down, you can see 78 still too little. So if I want to use this in commercial print and I want to use it at G. B. I can see him getting there. 1 38 might move this across so you can see it closer getting smaller. 2 to 7. 312 close to it. Okay so that now is the right resolution to be printed. Unfortunately it's teeny tiny. Okay so if you've downloading images from the Internet you just got to make sure they're really big. So you can lease when you scale them down you get close to 300, how low can you go now? This is total personal preference. Now now the rule is 300 but I know if it's a good quality image from like a stock library site you can get down to about 1 80. 1 50 if you're really sneaky and it will print fine. I probably wouldn't do this for the front cover because it's such an important part of this document but say it's an image that's on page two and it's just a small image and the resolution is about 1 80. Nobody will notice again. It really depends if you're trying to sell Bentleys and you've got some low quality images that are just slightly off, I'll be looking for 300 above for resolution but in the general day to day world 180 works just fine for me and to re crap if you're working on screens okay that means it's going out via digital means it's going to be emailed or via downloaded from our website, 72 is the minimum a lot different because screens deal with resolution a whole lot better than when it's printed physically. So if that's the case I can have this all the way up at 54. Not quite that much. We're getting close 59, come on Dan you can do it. Okay, 71 72 that is fine. If it is physical size, that's going to be a digital download. So in summary, just make sure your effective PP I is between 72 and 300 depending on its purpose

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