AI newbie here. How do you send the client a vector logo? When I save my logo as EPS, it is still in a thousand pieces. Is it possible to "Flatten" logo like in Photoshop before sending as vector?
My logo has some transparency which I'd like to keep.
How do you send a scalable vector logo that has transparency in a way that a client can easily open and view the file?
Thanks in advance!
To elaborate on what Laary wrote which is the correct answer.
AI format is not readable by any other application except Illustrator at least as a graphic.
What makes Illustrator usable in other applications is its pdf compatibilty, which is an option when saving the file.
It essentially saves two versions of the file one in the ai format and the other in the pdf format it is the pdf portion of the file that you see when placing the file.
If you wish to have the file flat as you refer to it then when saving as a pdf uncheck the option in the pdf dialog Create Acrobat Layers from Top Level Layers.
Also when you flatten a file in Illustrator it is not the same thing as flattening a file in Photoshop
When I flatten the file within the PDF Save dialog box, will it retain its transparent parts? My logo has solid parts as well as "spekled" parts. These spekles are not paths, just part of semi-transparent mask.
It looks like it worked, saving the file as PDF and unchecking the layers box.
So this PDF will be scalable AND retain its transparent parts?
It is just not creating Acrobat layers which is a relatively new feature about four version old for Acrobat.
Tha art is not chnaged just no acccess to layers.
Try save as a pdf with the layrs option unchecked and place in say InDesign and place it on top of a color filled rceangle.