Iâ€™m hoping some of you can give me some advice here. Iâ€™m going to be interviewing for a prepress technician job on Wednesday and the main aspect of the interview will be a photoshop skills test. I am actually not a degreed Graphic Designer but I have done the full range of print materials (including mag ads, postcards, and 2 full catalog layouts in Quark and In Design) and an extensive amount of post color correction at my previous jobs. I am actually an Industrial Designer. But presently Iâ€™m unemployed and looking to do something that at least utilizes some of the skills that I have and keeps me a float for awhile. A friend of mine works for a lithographer and they are looking for a prepress person. So anyway, Iâ€™m wondering what skills and experience most print shops would look for in a prepress technician? As I said Iâ€™ve done a lot of Post work with photography and Iâ€™ve been pretty hands on with prepping layouts to go to print too. Iâ€™ve worked with the printers on many occasions to prep files and make sure that Iâ€™m using the right bleed margins etc and evaluate proofs before approving jobs. Iâ€™ve done quite a bit of image manipulation with furniture product photos too so Iâ€™ve been there done that when it comes to shadows that need to be removed, details that need to be added or subtracted (like changing the arm styles on a sofa for example), correcting color on green chairs that look red or gray on the image file, and matching photographed fabric swatches to actual colors. What worries me is their expectations of preparing preflight tasks like adding cut marks on proofs, CMYK color separations to make the plates, etc. Are those types of skills things I may expect them to train me for if I already have a strong enough skill set in photoshop? Are my image and color editing skills most likely their main concern? Any advice you can give me is GREATLY appreciated!