Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
When it comes time to printing your file directly out of Illustrator, know that you can also choose which flattener preset you want to use. I'm going to press Command+P or Ctrl+P on Windows to bring up my Print dialog box. And if I click on the Advanced option right here, I see that where it says Overprint and Transparency Flattener Options, I can choose which of the presets I want to use when I print my document. Now it's just important to realize that you could have certain devices that you know that you always send proofs to and then you have other devices in your office, maybe a higher-end print,r that you use for higher-quality proofs.
If that's the case, what you might want o do is actually create a print preset. In other words, for example, I want to print to a low-end printer. I might choose my proofing preset here, choose the printer that I'm actually going to be printing to, and then choose to save this as a print preset and I might call that preset low-res proof. That way when I come back to my Print dialog box, I can simply click on this little pop-up here and choose to say print a low-end proof and Illustrator will automatically know use the proofing transparency flattener preset and also print to this specific device with these settings.
So if you do a lot of printing from Illustrator, it might make sense for you to come here and take a look at these settings and may be even create a few print presets of your own.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.
Your file was successfully uploaded.