Understand How Overprints and Knockouts Work


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Understanding how overprints and knockouts work

Okay, so we have started to get a little bit more of an appreciation of the fact that there is little bit more to transparency that meets the eye. You know, it's more than just blend modes or Opacity settings, but as we've seen already that inside the Transparency panel, we can use the Isolate Blending setting to make sure that elements within a group don't mix with elements that are outside of that group. Now there's another setting here called Knockout Group. However, before I can explain to you exactly what that setting does and how we might be able to use it in a real world situation, we first have to really get a good understanding of what a knockout is in general.

So let's take a look now for a moment on this file right here. It's called flower.ai and it's very straightforward. I'm working right now in a CMYK document and I've simply taken two objects here, a blue flower, which looks just like that. I'm going to press Command+Z to move it ba...

Understanding how overprints and knockouts work
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Understanding how overprints and knockouts work 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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