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Trapping an object with an overprint stroke

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to create a trap in Illustrator using an overprinting stroke. Now the technique itself is very easy. You create a stroke and overprint it. That's all there is to it. However, conceptually it's difficult because you need to know when and why you need a trap in the first place. Most folks, even those folks who have been working in the business for years who know what trapping is, most of them don't know when you actually need a trap. So I want you to be one of the people who does know this, because it's very important. Most of the time, you don't need to worry about trapping, but sometimes you do and when you do, you really do. So I'm going to demonstrate that in this document. I have gone ahead and saved my progress so far as Overprint document.ai found inside the 11_ printing folder and I'm going to move my Separations Preview palette down here.

Now you may recall this text right here, set in this spot color Pant...

Trapping an object with an overprint stroke
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Trapping an object with an overprint stroke provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design
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Illustrator
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