Placing Illustrator files into InDesign layouts


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Placing Illustrator files into InDesign layouts

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 ...

Placing Illustrator files into InDesign layouts
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Placing Illustrator files into InDesign layouts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Seeing Through Transparency

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Design
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Illustrator
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