8Creatively Combining Apps

Creatively Combining Apps


This chapter showcases some of the ways you can use Illustrator together with other programs. Moving artwork between Illustrator and other applications—such as Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, or Ideas—is often straightforward. But there are always rules and limits to moving files between programs, and the following pages address some ways to make your life easier when working with Illustrator and other programs.


The major choice you’ll need to make when placing art in Illustrator is whether to link or embed the file. When you link a file, you don’t actually include the artwork in the Illustrator file. Instead a copy of the artwork acts as ...

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