Re: [artworks] PDF: When black isn't really black

  • From: Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 13:34:24 +0200

In message <44607CEB.6040605@xxxxxxxx>
          Clive Bonsall <C.Bonsall@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Samuel Kock wrote:
>> 
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Clive Bonsall" <C.Bonsall@xxxxxxxx>
>> To: <artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 1:00 PM
>> Subject: Re: [artworks] PDF: When black isn't really black
>> 
>>> Well, you might have told me how. It's just taken me 30 seconds to
>>> work it out ... Object>Flatten transparency first, then it works.
>>> Perhaps it's time to buy a manual for CS2 -- all this trial and error
>>> stuff is doing my head in ;)
>>> Thanks (to you and Martin) for putting me straight ... I'll take back
>>> what I said about the need for an improved Illustrator importer for AW2.
>> 
>> Uhm, that is just because I have never edited a PDF with transparency in
>> CS2, so I did not know about that option! Thanks for letting us know
>> about it, though, for future reference... :)
> 
> Neither have I, knowingly that is ... Whenever I export files from AW2
> to Illustrator, they invariably contain hatch fills.

Hatch fills are exported as individual shapes, so they are irrelevant.

> I wouldn't have expected the "flatten transparency" option in CS2 to
> apply. However, this seems to be the only way I can make an AW2 PDF
> editable in Illustrator. Perhaps Martin can offer an explanation?

Sorry, I have never even seen Illustrator CS2.

Martin
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