I think the most challenging part of creating the monograms was mimicking the tools between InDesign & Illustrator's similar keyboard dance, and Photoshop's nostalgic command-T resizing tool. (Sent chills up my spine!) If I'm honest, I think that was one of my biggest struggles, finding the resizing tool in the former, and replicating the overlapping effect tools.
Before this class, I understood print ready to mean getting copy squished between bleed margins. My experience with this is from printing magazines. I was not well-versed in things like color, vector v. rasterized... I knew these features existed, and I understood little things like pixels, but now I understand a bit more about the needs of print.
We're creating PDFs, which is why talking about how to print is so important. What will it be? A form, a document, brochure, or book? All of these encompass everything PDFs can become, and they are EVERYWHERE. In education, adverts, doctor's office, art rooms...it could be a billboard, a leaflet, or an email... The possibilities are endless!