You dont need transparency when printing (a print has no transparency) so quite many prints shops require you to flatten the transparency. If you want to save it as a flattened file, i.e. a file that no longer contains layers, then you just need to uncheck the ‘Create Acrobat Layers from. That’s why it defaults to PDF version (the equivalent of PostScript, one might say), making it necessary to flatten transparency, with all kinds of mysterious.

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Select a preset in the list.

To export a preset to a separate file, click Save InDesign or Export Illustrator illustratoe, specify a name and location, and then click Save. If it was obsolete to you then then its obsolete today.

In addition, note that styles and effects may contain transparency, and overprinted objects may be treated as sources of transparency if they are involved in transparency or if the overprint needs to be flattened. In the Dialog Box for Saving File as eps, for Transparency choose to Preserve the Overprints and choose the new preset that you just created.

The highlighted objects will be affected by the flattening process—their strokes or patterns will be expanded, portions of them may get rasterized, and so on. Illustrator allows a maximum of ppi for both line art and gradient mesh. The amount of rasterization that occurs depends on the complexity of the page and the types of overlapping objects.


How to print and save transparent artwork in Illustrator

You can use this color-coded information to adjust flattening options. Ensures that the boundaries between vector artwork and rasterized artwork fall along object paths. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. This instantly and completely flattens the document where any text or object will no longer be selectable or editable. Flattening of files is best done in Acrobat Pro, even when the artwork has been created in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop. Outlined Text Illustrator and InDesign.

One of the lines below, further expands by one object.

Set transparency flattening options for printing. When including, say, a cut-out image from Photoshop in my Illustrator doent, I get a “box outline” around the cut-out image when printed. Export and import a custom transparency flattener preset. Instead, use Overprint Preview mode for those purposes. Subscribe to our e-newsletter?

Print and save transparent artwork

By Judy Arndt in forum Macromedia Freehand. Email Required, but never shown. Flattening divides transparent artwork into vector-based areas and rasterized areas. Correct Answers – 10 points.


What is Transparency Flattening? By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. The blue circle is using different transparency effects for its fill and its stroke. Can you explain what you mean by “Flatten”? It works very nice Expanded Patterns Illustrator and Acrobat.

How do I flatten a transparency in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop?

Highlights all text that will be outlined if involved in transparency or because Convert All Text To Outlines is selected. This command lets you preview how artwork will look when exported in SWF. Then save your file. Transparency of type issues in ID 2.

Use the Flattener Preview panel to determine which areas of the artwork contain transparency. Select Print As Bitmap. About transparency flattener presets.

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