Transparency is safe and fun


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Transparency is safe and fun

When Adobe first released Illustrator, they designed the program in part to demonstrate the power of the PostScript printing language. The Pen tool is an expression of the three point model. That is anchor point plus two control handles that is at the heart of PostScript. For years Illustrator remained in lockstep with PostScript, rendering each and every graphic as a collection of routines that a PostScript imagesetter could render in a matter of seconds. But those days? They're long gone. Take transparency, for example. There is no provision for a translucent object in PostScript.

When you blend a translucent path with the path below it , Illustrator either has to rasterize that section of the artwork, that is convert it to pixels, or break it into subpaths with opaque fills. Illustrator doesn't modify your artwork. The flattening as it's called happens on the fly during the print process, but it does increase the complexity of the job, which is why I divided this chapter into...

Transparency is safe and fun
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Transparency is safe and fun provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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