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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Incorporating Images into Vector Files

It’s possible to place images in vector drawings in much the same way they’re placed in page layouts. It’s accepted practice in page layout to link the images rather than embed them, and this same approach is an option when incorporating images in vector artwork. However, linking images rather than embedding them can cause some problems when the finished artwork is placed into another document, such as a page-layout file. If, in the heat of battle, you neglect to send the linked images along with the parent vector file, things will understandably fall apart.

The alternative is to embed the image in your vector drawing as you create the EPS or AI, so that it can’t fall by the wayside. Embedding, as you might ...

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