Transparency living in a world of PostScript


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Transparency living in a world of PostScript

By far the most common question that I get about transparency triggered by the initial fear around its use when it was first introduced is, will it print? A brief look at the underlying technology will help us understand this question and also provides some key concepts that we'll be applying throughout this course. Now the majority of output devices used by print professionals use a technology called PostScript, a computer language that describes graphics. Companies like Xerox, Canon, Agfa, Heidelberg, etcetera, either license this PostScript language directly from Adobe or they license a PostScript clone, which is basically a cheaper copy of Adobe's technology.

Now PostScript itself does not support transparency. Any art that does contain transparency must be translated to something that PostScript can understand. This translation process is called transparency flattening. When printing files from Adobe applications, transparency is recognized and the artwork is flattened, mak...

Transparency living in a world of PostScript
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Transparency living in a world of PostScript 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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