Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing Illustrator files into InDesign layouts, part of Illustrator: Seeing Through Transparency.
If your workflow includes working with Illustrator and also InDesign and you're…taking artwork from Illustrator and you are placing it into InDesign, the file…format of choice should be using a native Illustrator file.…In other words, don't save your file as an EPS file, but save it as a…native Illustrator file.…And the reason why is because a native Illustrator file contains unflattened…transparency or what we like to call live transparency.…Now InDesign has the ability to process files with transparency and then when…you print out of InDesign, you can then flatten your file at that later stage.…
In fact, the preferred workflow whenever you're working with transparency is to…delay that flattening process as late as possible in the workflow.…So by taking native live information from Illustrator and bringing it into…InDesign, you were keeping that transparency in an unflattened state, until you…need to print it later on from InDesign.…Let's exactly see how that works.…In my exercise Files here in Chapter 5, I have a file here called floral.ai and floral.eps.…
- 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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