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Lines around image with drop shadow

Jan 31, 2013 10:44 AM

Tags: #illustrator #pdf #border #clipping_mask #drop_shadow



I am currently using Illustrator CS 5.1 and am having an issue with my PDF files. I have a graphic that I am building and when I import an image, place a clipping mask around it and then add a drop shadow to it, everything works fine and looks exactly as I want it on screen. However, when I save the document as a pdf, a hazy white line appears around the edges of the image. However, the line is not on the clipping mask itself, instead it is on the square edges of the unmasked version of the image. So when I have 10 masked items on the page with drop shadows, I'm getting 10 faint white squares around each of the images which looks terrible. Has anyone else experienced this? Any recommendations/solutions?


Thanks in advance!


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    Jan 31, 2013 11:06 AM   in reply to wilhud

    Also change your acrobat settings to show overprint preview always.


    Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 1.03.16 PM.png


    If this comes back in Illustrator PDFs, Print >> Advanced >> Slide tranparency flattener to raster >> done , then save.

    Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 1.01.12 PM.png

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