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

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Avoiding Unnecessary Complexity

RIPs are more robust than ever, but there are still reasons to simplify vector artwork. Simpler drawings usually result in a smoother appearance, and they’re easier to edit later. If you’ve used the drawing tools in Illustrator, you know that vector art is made of straight and curved lines called Bézier shapes. The anchor points and direction handles that allow you to modify such shapes are fairly confusing when you first use them. So, in our timid early experiments in drawing programs, we tend to tiptoe around shapes, using a bazillion clicks to create a drawing. Eventually, we become more comfortable with the tools and learn to do more with less.

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