Linking versus embedding


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Linking versus embedding

In this exercise I'm going to discuss the difference between linking an image into an illustration as we've done so far and embedding that image into the illustration. I'm still working inside Image in front.ai. I've selected the image. It's got a big X to it, showing me that it's a linked graphic. Now couple things to note here. When you have a graphic linked to an illustration and you take that illustration to your commercial printer for output, you've got to give him the images too. You have got him all those linked files so that they have those links to call from, because the pixels are not actually part of the illustration.

Illustrator is having to go out to that image file on disk in order to bring that pixel information in. Another thing to note is if you take a look at this information up here in the Control panel you can see that it lists Spanishtown dinosaurs.tif which is the name of the linked file of course, and RGB. I saved this out as an RGB image. I ...

Linking versus embedding
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Linking versus embedding provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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