Adjusting the Flattener settings


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Adjusting the Flattener settings

All right. We're still inside of the Print dialog box, I have switched to the Advanced option right here as you can see and that takes us to our Flattening options. So here's the idea. When you're printing from Illustrator to a PostScript printer, Illustrator is doing the best it can to convey raw PostScript information to the printer. Then the printer can do the most beautiful job of rendering your vector as possible. But some things are outside of the realm of PostScript and those things are outside the realm of PostScript, fundamental things like gradients. But also, live effects, drop shadows, all that good stuff. Anything that's not just a plain old everyday vector has to be somehow converted so that PostScript can understand it, and that conversion process is known as flattening inside of Illustrator. We'll be discussing flattening in a lot more detail when we take a look at the Flattener Preview palette in a far-flung chapter.

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Adjusting the Flattener settings
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Adjusting the Flattener settings provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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