Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving and exporting, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
When you're done with your file in Illustrator, the question now is, now what? …Well we can save this file, Save As, let's say, and I'll choose under Format, …there's Illustrator AI. Well what programs use Illustrator AI? …Course and design does. Newer versions of Quark allow you to …place AI files. It just doesn't support the transparency. …So if I had a drop shadow in this, and I wanted it to blend to something in Quark, …that's not gonna work. Pagemaker didn't support it.…
Older versions of Quark don't support it. So you may think, well, I'll just save it …as an illustrator EPS, and that's fine. It creates kind of a dual-part file, half …Illustrator, half EPS. The Illustrator part is still there in …case you open it and want to edit it. The EPS part is what's actually used in …your Quark document, let's say. But again, EPS doesn't support …transparency, so if you have a drop shadow that you want to blend to …something in Quark, it's not gonna work. Now, we have another choice here, PDF.…
- Creating shapes and lines
- Modifying paths
- Transforming objects
- Using Illustrator's brushes
- Creating your own brushes
- Fun with text
- Understanding layers, groups, and sublayers
- Working with photos and other art
- Placing Illustrator files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Vector Data
2. What Is Illustrator?
3. Fun with Shapes
Creating shapes12m 18s
4. The Humble Line Tool: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
5. Illustrator Kindergarten
Drawing tools16m 56s
6. Modifying Your Paths
7. You've Made a Path, Now What?
8. This Isn't Your Average Brush Tool
9. Time for Some Words
10. Working with Your Art Gets Easier with Layers
11. Bringing in Photos and Other Graphics for More Fun
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