EPS doesn't support transparency. You'll have to choose another format (suggest PDF 1.5 or above) and Place the file in ID, not copy/paste.
Then what file would support transparency? In the options it has option for transparency which is odd. I thought in professional print they usually use either EPS or TIFF and of the two EPS supports transparency which is why people use it for logos and such. So PDF would be the only format which would support it? Would that be a compressed file?
For placement in an ID file you can use a PDF or an AI file saved with PDF compatibility. EPS is not capable of holding transparency which it is becoming less and less used.
In the options it has option for transparency which is odd
Thats for flattening the transparency presets.
However my images that I drew in illustrator with a brush tool and colored are not full transparent. I see little white spots
This is dependent on work flow / creation... etc
so basically only PDF and AI files are able to hold transparency? or are there other formats? In that case what should be a good format for professional print when I have a logo or image that has transparent parts? (In illustrator that would be any part you haven't colored correct?) I've gotten EPS files though that have transparency. Or maybe I'm using transparency wrong I mean like for example you if I made a logo the edges of the logo would be clean but in my case it isn't. there are little white spots as if my background was filled with paintbucket tool in photoshop and removing it with the magic eraser tool from the white background I filled in. I don't mean transparency as in the opacity but as in the background being transparent. Sorry for the confusion!
It's not really a good idea to copy/paste from Illie to ID except for very simple objects. Strokes tend to get separated from their fills and gradients, particularly radial gradients, can get damaged and distorted. It's much better to link pdf compatible Illie files.
That way an option-double-click in ID will open the placed file for editing.
Stuff that is merely pasted will be almost impossible to edit properly because many of the necessary tools are not available in ID.
so basically only PDF and AI files are able to hold transparency?
Psd is o.k. and tiff is o.k. but in both cases you have to rasterize.
Then there's PNG which holds transparency but is confined to RGB colour and does not retain colour profiles. Not good for print work.
Your best bet is Illie with pdf compatability. Readily editable and updatable
I believe the EPS actually did work. Whenever I didn't fill it in with color it was indeed transparent and the dots did seem to to only be displayed because of InDesign. I know Tiff is usually for photographs and EPS for logos and vector-based illustration, at least that seemed to be the standard while I worked on projects and such. I never tried using PDF because I assumed that to be for a finished viewing and not used in the building process. But thanks I'll look into it.