Exploring the transparency flattener settings


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Exploring the transparency flattener settings

So we've been talking about flattening itself and how it happens and what happens in that process, but what we haven't focused on yet is exactly all the settings that you have inside of flattening. For example, when parts of your artwork do need to get rasterized, what resolution do those areas get rasterized at? Or additionally, how does Illustrator determine when artwork becomes too difficult to work with and for performance reasons it decides to rasterize areas on its own? Let's take a close took at the Flattener Settings dialog box and see exactly where all these settings come into play. I'm actually just going to simply create two regular shapes here that have some kind of transparency in them, just so that we can make that command active.

I'll change the opacity of these two shapes to 50%. So now I have at least some artwork that's selected and has some transparency inside of it. I'll go to the Object menu and I'll choose Flatten Transparency to b...

Exploring the transparency flattener settings
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Exploring the transparency flattener settings provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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Illustrator
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