Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving PDF files, part of Illustrator Insider Training: Seeing Through Transparency.
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When saving files out of Illustrator, you can choose from a wealth of different…formats and probably one of the most popular formats that are in use is PDF.…Now it's important to realize that PDF is kind of like a wrapper technology.…It's simply a file that can contain information inside of it and that…information can really be many, many different types of file formats or…with different settings.…Now specifically with our topic here in this training title, we have the ability…to put either a live transparency into a PDF file or we can put flattened…transparency into a PDF file.…
It's pretty much our choice.…So what I want to cover in this movie is how to save a PDF file and how to…determine what kind of information goes into that PDF file.…So I'm working with this file here.…It's called label.ai and I'm going to go to the File menu here and choose Save As.…Next for the Format here, I'm going to choose to save this file as an Adobe PDF file.…I'll click Save and that brings up the Save Adobe PDF options dialog box.…
- 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
Illustrator Insider Training: Coloring Artworkwith Mordy Golding4h 44m Intermediate
1. Core Transparency Concepts
2. Applying Transparency
3. Using Opacity Masks
4. Transparency Flattening
5. Establishing a Safe Workflow
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