Understanding complex regions in transparency flattening


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Understanding complex regions in transparency flattening

So we already know that when working with transparency inside of Illustrator, there may be times where during the flattening process, Illustrator is forced to convert some vector artwork into raster artwork and that's mainly due to this rule number two in flattening, where Illustrator is not allowed to change the appearance of our artwork. So in cases, where Illustrator cannot maintain the appearance in vector form, it must choose to rasterize those parts of the file. So if you want to think about it in another way, Illustrator kind of has its arms tied behind its back. It cannot do anything. It must convert those areas to raster region.

However it's important to note that sometimes Illustrator does have the ability to rasterize things just because it feels like it. In fact, if a file is too complex, Illustrator may choose to rasterize parts of your file, simply for performance reasons. Now I like to refer to this as a second level of rasterization. The reason why I actually re...

Understanding complex regions in transparency flattening
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Understanding complex regions in transparency flattening provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics

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