Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Copying graphics from Illustrator, part of Illustrator: Seeing Through Transparency.
Remember that the flattening process always has to happen whenever…Illustrator senses that you're taking artwork that is currently with…live transparency and sending it someplace that does not understand that transparency.…For example, when I'm sending artwork to a printer that uses postscript, when…I'm saving an EPS file, or when I'm copying and pasting content from Illustrator…into another application that does not understand transparency.…So for example, if I'm taking some artwork from Illustrator and I copy it and I…want to paste it into another program and that program does not understand what…transparency is, what actually gets pasted into that program?…So the answer is that at this point Illustrator is kind of faced with two…potential ways to address that problem.…
It can either make sure that the appearance of my artwork is going to be pure and the same.…As we discussed in the past that's the rule number two of flattening.…It's made sure that when my file actually is flattened, it always remains the same.…
- Understanding how transparency works across the Adobe applications
- Deconstructing the Transparency panel
- Adding transparency to gradients
- Understanding how overprints and knockouts work
- Using a gradient or complex appearance as an opacity mask
- The rules of transparency flattening
- Working with complex regions
- Understanding the relationship between flattening and stacking order
- Creating and sharing flattener presets
- Saving PDF files and using the PDF/X standards
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator: Coloring Artwork (2011)with Mordy Golding4h 44m Intermediate
Illustrator: Rethinking the Essentialswith Mordy Golding5h 7m Intermediate
Illustrator: Drawing without the Pen Toolwith Mordy Golding4h 39m Intermediate
1. Core Transparency Concepts
2. Applying Transparency
3. Using Opacity Masks
4. Transparency Flattening
5. Establishing a Safe Workflow
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