5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 1, 2012 4:48 PM by Stix Hart

    Unwanted lightening effect around placed graphic


      Here's my second CS5 issue in two days, must be on a roll.


      I have an Illustrator vector graphic placed in InDesign, it's over a dark background.

      Placed by itself the graphic looks fine, exports to PDF fine and prints fine.

      However, there is a drop shadow effect added to the frame in InDesign (using the regular select tool), after which the placed graphic looks fine but there is now a light area surrounding the graphic where the object frame is.


      To add to the mystery; this lightening effect is not visible in the InDesign file and is not visible in the PDF on screen, it is only visible on the printout of the PDF.

      Since it is not visible in the PDF, here is a simulation of the lightening effect:



      Anyone experienced anything like this?