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

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Recommended Approaches to Document Construction

The original purpose of vector drawing programs was to create logos and other geometric shapes. With each release, these programs add features that delight artists and frighten print service providers. Illustrator 9.0 was the first version to offer the ability to go far beyond simple logos, with painterly effects, soft edges, shadows, glows, and complicated patterns. As the distinctions between paint and draw are blurred, you must decide where best to create your artwork. Sometimes it’s preferable to use an image-editing application such as Photoshop to create a piece, in the interest of predictable output. And sometimes it’s more sensible to wade into page layout rather than trying to strain the ...

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