Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and sharing flattener presets, part of Illustrator: Seeing Through Transparency.
For the majority of the work that you do inside of Illustrator, you're probably…okay with using the built-in flattener settings that Illustrator has.…Meaning, the Medium Resolution setting, which is your default setting, can be…used for almost all of your proofing tasks.…If you need to print high quality output or if you're a printer and you want to…be able to send high quality output to your RIP, you can probably use the…High Resolution setting.…However, it's certainly possible that you become familiar enough with these…flattener settings to create your own presets.…If you are a prepress operator, you might know your hardware, its limitations,…and maybe what its strengths are and you could maybe build based on some testing…a custom profile for the flattener settings that work best for your device.…
Likewise, as I'll show you, you might want to create a real quick-and-dirty type…of proofing preset that will allow you to print really, really heavy or complex…files in a short amount of time.…
- 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
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1. Core Transparency Concepts
2. Applying Transparency
3. Using Opacity Masks
4. Transparency Flattening
5. Establishing a Safe Workflow
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