Pitstop Professional Introduction

Course Facts

  • 1 day course
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • What is Pitstop?
  • Pitstop Work Area
  • Manipulating Images
  • Editing text
  • Preview and wire frame mode

Private One-to-One Training

One-to-one tuition tailored to your exact requirements. Your choice of duration, dates and content.

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Team Training for Companies

Group bookings provide you with the most cost-effective way to train your team.

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Team Training and Bespoke Sessions

Booking a private training session allows you to focus on your exact needs on dates that work best for you or your team.

  • Sessions can be run online or in person, on your site or at our London training centre.
  • We manage training for many of the UK’s largest companies, taking care of all the admin, working with you to ensure the perfect course.
  • Our expert trainers will first understand your requirements and then tailor each session to your exact specification.
  • We offer a free consultation service to work out every detail of your course.

Prices for bespoke sessions with our expert trainers start at £525 + VAT.


A one-day course designed to give users who need to create, verify, make and track changes to and preflight professional quality for commercial print use using this industrial strength set of plug-ins. After attending this course each delegate will be able to troubleshoot and check PDF files to a specific pre-press specification.

Course Outline

What is Pitstop?

  • What it adds to the Acrobat Installation
  • Memory Requirements

Pitstop Work Area

  • Pitstop Toolbars
  • Buttons
  • Palettes
  • Preferences

Manipulating Images

  • Changing Colours Of Line Art Objects
  • Overprint
  • Colour Mode
  • ICC Settings
  • OPI Info
  • Transparency
  • Transforming Objects

Editing text

  • Lines, Paragraph, Vertical
  • Text
  • Inserting Text
  • Changing Font Properties
  • Embedding

Preview and wire frame mode

  • Copying And Pasting Attributes
  • Undo
  • Redo
  • Eyedropper
  • Guides
  • Comments

Global Changes

  • Colours
  • Fonts
  • Prepress Settings
  • Overprint And Knockout Values
  • Force Minimum Line Weight,
  • Resampling Images

Changing Page Contents

  • PDF Box Settings: Media, Trim, Bleed,
  • Art And Crop Boxes, Removing Objects
  • Inside Or Outside Selections,
  • Page Numbering

Preflighting - what is it?

  • PDF Properties
  • Problem Reporting
  • Creating/Managing PDF Profiles
  • Preflight Reports, Regular And Certified
  • Preflighting, Pitstop Navigator Panel

Certfied PDF Workflow

  • Incremental Saves
  • Rollback, Creating/Viewing Snapshots
  • Setting Personal Identification
  • Starting a PDF Workflow
  • Job Information
  • Verifying source document
  • Replacing PDF Profile
  • Checking Status, Preflight Report
  • Edit Log File and History
  • Comparing Sessions

Action Lists

  • Creating, Editing, Grabbing
  • List Options From Manual Changes
  • Use of Manual supplied
  • Questions and Answers

Questions and Discussion

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Why Transmedia?

Unlimited Training Support

We offer unlimited training support after your course.

Bespoke Training Solutions

Customised training and software solutions based on your exact specification.

Worldwide Creative Skills Training

Join our authorised training courses live online from anywhere in the world.

Authorised Training Professionals

Our experts are accredited by Adobe, Apple and Claris and bring years of experience and real-world expertise.

Courses Live Online

Join our virtual classrooms to learn from the comfort of your own space in real time from our accredited training experts.


Classroom Training

Join us at one of our Authorised Training Centres for a traditional classroom-based experience.

We have everything ready for you to have the best training experience.


Private Courses

One-to-one tuition or a private group training with just you or your colleagues.

We can train you live online, at one of our centres or onsite, wherever you are located.


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