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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 34. Web

This chapter covers the preparation of Illustrator files for the Web. You’ll learn how to choose an appropriate export format, create and use slices to achieve faster download speeds, choose optimization settings via the Save for Web dialog box, save a file as SVG, and export as CSS layers.

Exporting Web Graphics

Illustrator is an ideal program for creating crisp, sharp graphics—the kind of graphics that are well suited for online display. Thankfully, the program also boasts a number of tools that streamline the preparation of graphics for the Web.

The basic formula for outputting a file for online viewing may seem straightforward: Design your vector artwork in RGB color mode, then rasterize it by saving it in the GIF, JPEG, or

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