PRODUCTION is the arrangement and preparation of FINAL ART files for print or manufacturing.
COLORS can be utilized from the Pantone Matching System for consistent color display. Possible steps: selection of a palette; digital correction to fix images; matching swatches under varied light.
IMAGE FIXES refers to possible steps in correcting imperfect image files into a believably seamless composite. This usually includes: blurring facial features; adjusting color and contrast levels; effects filtering; lightening and shading; setting outlines and clipping paths; paint brush cloning; pixel specks cleaning; removing undesired elements; and transparency layering.
MECHANICALS inform the manufacturer of required specifications, which usually include: call- out instructions, color legend, registration alignment, trapping for spot colors and finish layers.