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

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Checking Vector Artwork

Since illustration programs such as Illustrator and FreeHand allow you to place raster images as content, you have to consider some of the same issues that you encounter in page-layout applications. Don’t forget to check the following:

  • Correct colors. If you’ll be placing vector art into a page-layout program, try to avoid multiple instances of what should be a single spot color. If the job uses Pantone 384, for example, make sure that the color isn’t Pantone 384C in your illustration program and PMS 384CVC in the final page-layout document. Ensure that color naming is consistent across all constituent files.

  • Images. Most illustration programs offer the choice of embedding or linking placed images. Embedding increases ...

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