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From Indesign to Illustrator characters lost transparency

Nov 22, 2012 4:20 PM

Hi,

 

I'm wondering, Is there a way to export an .indd file to .ai file in the export panel?

 

I got this current image in InDesign, the title is nice and melting well with the background

 

question1.png

 

Now I export the work in .eps (only choice available for me) to work in Illustrator

 

and I get this

 

question1ai.png

 

What happened? how to make it right like in the first pic in InDesign case?

 

Thank you very much

 
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    Nov 22, 2012 4:40 PM   in reply to kililio

    when you export as EPS your transparency gets flattened--hence the white box--export as an unflattened PDF--then place that file.

    (it's also possible that the white box is due to the 'preview' settings, check by going to VIEW>DISPLAY PERFORMANCE>HIGH QUALITY DISPLAY)

     

    Capture.JPG

     

    note: your workflow is kinda backwards--most designers build their art in illustrator--save as an .ai file then place that into InDesign.

    note also:  you can place an Indesign file into another Indesign file (although it won't be editable using this method)

     
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