Working with the Flattener preview


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Working with the Flattener preview

Now if you know anything about the commercial print industry, you know that it's all digital these days and it's all based on the Postscript Printing Language. So you would naturally assume that anything that you can do in Illustrator is 100% Postscript compatible. After all who owns Postscript? Adobe. Adobe led with Postscript back in 1985 and then a couple of years later they came out with Illustrator 1.0. And back in the old days the two used to be in lockstep with each other, but these days Adobe invests it's new printing wizardry into the ever expanding PDF file format.

So things like Transparency are not compatible with Postscript. Postscript provides no provision for the Opacity value or blend modes or opacity masks or anything that we have seen in this chapter except for clipping masks. Everything else falls outside the domain of Postscript, so how in the world are we going to get an illustration like this to print? Well Illustrator does one of two things. It either...

Working with the Flattener preview
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Working with the Flattener preview 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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