You dont need transparency when printing (a print has no transparency) so quite many prints shops require you to flatten the transparency. If you want to save it as a flattened file, i.e. a file that no longer contains layers, then you just need to uncheck the ‘Create Acrobat Layers from. That’s why it defaults to PDF version (the equivalent of PostScript, one might say), making it necessary to flatten transparency, with all kinds of mysterious.

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You can choose a flattener preset in the Advanced panel of the Print dialog box or of the format-specific dialog box that appears after the initial Export or Save As illustrwtor box. How to Merge Layers in Photoshop.

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How do I flatten a transparency in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop?

The good news is that one almost never needs to flatten transparency. This content has been marked as final. Sometimes you take artwork and move it to less capable systems. Converts all strokes to simple filled paths on pages containing transparency. Sorry to be so lame. Basically all the reasons that existed when it was first introduced. To preview the separations open the Output Preview tab:.


If the artwork contains overprinted objects that flaatten with transparent objects, select an option from the Flattdn menu.

In the same menu set Background to Transparent option. About transparency flattener presets. You can also find more information on printing and flattening files with transparency in the Adobe Illustrator User to User forum.

The blue circle is using different transparency effects for its fill and its stroke.

If you are saving your artwork for someone using Illustrator, just save the file in the appropriate version. Then the file is ready to be flattened using clatten following steps:.

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Transparency Flattener Preset options. Click for Iplustrator copy of the instructions. What is the best method? Select the lowest setting to rasterize all the artwork. Acrobat DC has a menu customising feature, so it is not found in the main menu in the default program.


If I flatten it I still see the same image, but editing is a nightmare because it is now, ugh, 16 objects.

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Highlights all linked EPS files that are affected by transparency. Actually, Jacob’s transparnecy may have solved it for me. Generally preserves spot colors.

Thnx for the input guys, gives me a great deal of useful info for other purposes and in genereal, but I am hoping someone is able to.

Quote Cart 0 items. Native transparency data is retained when you save to the following formats: If that is the case, the procedure I followed was to: Fifth reason to be backwards compatible in workflow and file formats.

Sorry for my bad English Transparent objects are flattened according to the settings in the selected flattener preset. What is Transparency Flattening?