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

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Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)

The most common file format for containing vector artwork used to be EPS. In fact, the acronym EPS is so deeply associated with vector graphics that new entrants to the mysteries of graphic arts sometimes believe that merely saving an image in the EPS format magically converts it to vectors. They’re subsequently disappointed when they discover that they must instead use the dreaded Pen tool to create vector art. See Chapter Four, “Preparing Raster Images,” for an explanation of the difference between raster EPS files and vector EPS files.

Encapsulated PostScript is, as the name implies, a container for PostScript information that allows it to be understood by other applications. An EPS file contains drawing information, ...

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