Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video The relationship between flattening and stacking order, part of Illustrator Insider Training: Seeing Through Transparency.
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Throughout this training title I've told you that if you're familiar with…exactly what goes on during the flattening process, you can learn to…anticipate potential issues and fix them before they start causing problems…later in your workflow.…In this movie we're going to see an exact example of that.…Now we already know that Illustrator can rasterize content if it feels like it…based on performance.…But we also know that we can disable that level of rasterization so we don't…really have to worry about it as long as we use our right flattener settings…when we print our file.…
But we also know that there are times when Illustrator simply has no choice at…all but to rasterize content simply because of the way that the artwork itself…is built, as we had discussed already in the past.…We've seen if we have two overlapping gradients for example that travel in…different directions, the only way for Illustrator to maintain that appearance…is to go ahead and rasterize those overlapping areas.…However, obviously if you kind of want to be proactive about your design, if for…
- Understanding how transparency works across the Adobe applications
- Deconstructing the Transparency panel
- Adding transparency to gradients
- Understanding how overprints and knockouts work
- Using a gradient or complex appearance as an opacity mask
- The rules of transparency flattening
- Working with complex regions
- Understanding the relationship between flattening and stacking order
- Creating and sharing flattener presets
- Saving PDF files and using the PDF/X standards
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator Insider Training: Coloring Artworkwith Mordy Golding4h 44m Intermediate
1. Core Transparency Concepts
2. Applying Transparency
3. Using Opacity Masks
4. Transparency Flattening
5. Establishing a Safe Workflow
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