I'm still using CS3 and when I place a PSD file in Illustrator (to keep the transparency) when I make a PDF I get a black halo around my transp. objects.
I know this happens in INDDs and I also know that you have to place TIFFs in InDesign... so I place in a TIFF in Illustrator.
Now my problem is, the TIFF looks like a JPEG!
It has a white background and that's no good because I need the background to be transparent.
Thanks in advance.
When you say "Black Halo" are you talking about a darker area around the image where it meets the transparency? Or are you talking about lighter pixels on the fringe of where the image meets the transparency. Could you post a jpg of what you are seeing? If you change to Overprint preview this will also change the placed linked image to a high res preview. Does this make a difference?
Overprint Preview may be a moot point now that I see your posted photo.
Are you saying these are not pixels in the Photoshop file? If so I haven't seen this before and am as anxious as you to know where they are coming from.
OK is it essential you place a JPG in illustrator for this job. If you are just trying to get a clean PDF would you consider other file formats for the placed image which might resolve this? When I place an image especially with transparency involved I always use native Photoshop files to place in Illustrator. You may want to give this a try considering your level of frustration, I can only imagine you need to get 'er done.
Thanks for your advice everyone...
unfortunately these ARE Photoshop files that I'm placing into my ai file.
That's why they're coming out like this. I suppose I COULD save them as a jpg or something but I like the PDF because you can copy and paste text--whereas a jpg you can't. If these files were just for me that would be no problem but I am sending these files out to people that don't have Adobe anything (except Reader)... and they also need to stay workable.
A PDF is my best solution for those problems but if I have to have a couple more files, so be it.
I've had the same problem. Changing the placed image to a Photoshop EPS with clipping path makes the black lines on the pdf go away.
Of course, there are cases where I need real PSD transparancy, so this solution only works most of the time.
I don't think the black lines print, but try telling that to a client who only looks at the pdf.