Different Versions and Different Platforms

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Robert E. Graves, May 10, 2004.

  1. I have written a book and have hired a disigner to arrange my ideas for the
    cover in a way that works.

    He is working in PhotoShop 7.0 for MAC. I have PhotoShop 5.0 for PC.

    He tells me that he can't save his work in a format that I can bring up in 5.0.

    One method of solving this problem is for him to save each layer in jpeg format
    and let me assemble them. However, that strikes me as convoluted.

    Is there a simple solution to this problem?

    Many thanks.

    Robert E. Graves
    The Art of Psychic Dice
    Awaken the untapped psychic power within you
    to master the material world with your thoughts.
     
    Robert E. Graves, May 10, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    Have him save a copy in any format you can read. Make your changes. Then he
    will have to replicate your changes and put them in a final, stable,
    professional format. But he's a pro and can do that, and you are paying him
    for that, right? How about using Illustrator instead? Much better.
     
    jjs, May 10, 2004
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    edjh Guest

    He is incorrect. Photoshop 5 will open files from 7. Features that exist
    in 7 but not in 5 will not appear "correctly" (Vector shapes and some
    Blend Modes so forth)But the files should open. Just to make sure he
    should save .psd files with Maximize Compatibility on.
     
    edjh, May 10, 2004
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: (Robert E. Graves)
    Sure, just upgrade to V7 ... you can open the files on either platform.

    There were a lot of fundamental changes from 5 to 6 and then again to 7 (color
    management and handling of text spring to mind) and while he might be able to
    give you files that will open in 5 it seems nuts to jump through the hoops when
    an upgrade is so easily available.

    Bill
     
    Bill Hilton, May 10, 2004
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    Eric Gill Guest

    (Robert E. Graves) wrote in
    Yes. You need to upgrade to at least version 6. He can backsave to that
    with little danger of compatibility issues besides typefaces.

    Alternately, he can send you non-modifiable proofs and do all the
    modifications himself.
     
    Eric Gill, May 10, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    I have written a book and have hired a disigner to arrange my ideas for
    Step 1: Fire him, and hire a designer who understands that Photoshop is for
    image editing, but not for actually assembling the cover. The cover should be
    assembled in a page layout program like QuarkXPress, with the graphics done in
    Photoshop, logos and other special elements done in Illustrator, and the type
    done in the page layout program.
    Sure he can! TIFF, EPS, you name it.
    That's foolish, both because 5.0 can read a 7.0 PSD file (minus vector layers,
    if any, and minus some layer styles), and because JPEG is a "lossy" format that
    degrades the quality of the image.
    The best solution is to hire a competent designer. Another solution is for you
    to upgrade to Photoshop 7.
     
    Tacit, May 11, 2004
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  7. He is incorrect. Photoshop 5 will open files from 7. Features that exist in 7
    but not in 5 will not appear "correctly" (Vector shapes and some Blend Modes so
    forth)But the files should open.

    Thank you. I will relay this info.
    image editing, but not for actually assembling the cover. The cover should be
    assembled in a page layout program like QuarkXPress, with the graphics done in
    Photoshop, logos and other special elements done in Illustrator, and the type
    done in the page layout program.

    Thanks for the advice, but I am the one requesting Photoshop. He wanted Quark.
    I need to be able to change the copy in the future if and when I secure more
    cover comments or change the log line.

    And I don't need Quark, since the printer is willing to use whichever format I
    send him.

    Many thanks again.


    Robert E. Graves
    The Art of Psychic Dice
    Awaken the untapped psychic power within you
    to master the material world with your thoughts.
     
    Robert E. Graves, May 11, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    And I don't need Quark, since the printer is willing to use whichever format
    It's not about what the printer will use; it's about what looks good on press.

    You can't change Photoshop 7 text in Photoshop 5; 5 and 7 handle text
    differently.

    Text set in Photoshop 5 is broken up into pixels. As such, when it is printed
    on a printing press, it will look fuzzy, not crisp.

    Text set in Photoshop 7 is vector--that is, it will print smoothly, because it
    is not made of pixels. However, it will not "trap"--that means, you will see a
    gap around the text when you print the cover on a printing press, if the text
    touches anything of a different color and the registration is not perfect on
    press (which it never is). The result looks quite unprofessional.

    If your goal is to produce a high-quality printed piece, it's very important to
    use the right tools. If you can't afford the right tools (high-end page layout
    programs are expensive!), then it's best to hire a designer and have him make
    those changes.
     
    Tacit, May 11, 2004
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  9. If your goal is to produce a high-quality printed piece, it's very important
    to use the right tools. If you can't afford the right tools (high-end page
    layout programs are expensive!), then it's best to hire a designer and have him
    make those changes.

    Thank you

    Robert E. Graves
    The Art of Psychic Dice
    Awaken the untapped psychic power within you
    to master the material world with your thoughts.
     
    Robert E. Graves, May 12, 2004
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