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Drop shadow problem! CS6

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marlanu
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:12PM
Im using Illustrator CS6 and i want to use drop shadow to some shapes, so im saving the file to EPS10. But when I open the EPS10. drop shadows are rasterized. Whats the right way to save a file with drop shadows.

1. The shape with drop shadow


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2. Svaing into EPS10.


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3. And when i open the Eps10 this is the result.


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This is how is supose to be? Because the file will got rejected, and from what i know drop shadow effect is suported by EPS10. Thank you!

(Edited on 2012-08-14 14:13:39 by marlanu)

(Edited on 2012-08-15 02:37:18 by marlanu)

(Edited on 2012-08-15 04:16:24 by marlanu)
diane555
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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:13AM

I can't seem to replicate the problem using CS5. I  copied your exact steps and mine is fine (see below). It should not be rasterizing. Is there a bug in CS6 by chance? I wish I could be of more help


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marlanu
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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:38PM

Hy diane555,


I never used befor drop shadow effect, and yestarday I downloaded CS6 Trial version to see what can do and i just wanted to experiment some things and its seems that its rasterized the drop shadow (and not only, I tested with Outer Glow and the same result) all the time if you save in a lower versions than CS6. At least that was my conclusion.

But because i never used drop shadow effect befor and this is CS6 the latest version I thought that this is normal and im doing something wrong.


After I wrote this thread "bortonia" replay to me and I tried in CS5 and when I open the EPS10 everything is ok, there are no rasterized shapes.


So in my conclusion I think there is a problem with CS6 when using Drop Shadow and Outer Glow. 
marlanu
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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:39PM
Thank you for your help.
TheRealDarlaCLOSED
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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:32PM
Drop shadows, glow and transparencies have been a problem with EPS8 all along.  I have heard that EPS10 can support some of these, but I have not played with it yet.

You can simulate a drop shadow using an object of the same shape, with a gradient (or mesh) fill.  I think this would be a good idea to use whenever possible, as it makes your resulting file useful across more programs, and for buyers who don't have the very latest versions.


 


 

(Edited on 2012-08-15 14:34:05 by TheRealDarla)
doodlemachine
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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:43PM

Had a random idea, worth a shot. Try this:


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marlanu
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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:22AM
You are right "TheRealDarla" if you are trying to simulate the drop shadow with different technics and saving like EPS8 its better for your buyers. 

Hehe "doodlemachine" I've tryied that Custom Preset for transparency and the result was that if you open the EPS10 in CS6 it will be ok no rasterized shapes. BUT if you open with CS5 the shadow will still be rasterized

Well I have the CS6 Trial Version(for more 12 days) so I still stick with my CS5 for a while, because not many people updated to CS6 so far.

But thx for your help guys. 
cajoer
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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:06AM
I have CS6 and also get rasterized drop shadows. Guess we have to wait two years for CS7 to get it fixed, since Adobe never release any upgrades... :P
FreeTransform
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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:32AM

Posted By TheRealDarla:
Drop shadows, glow and transparencies have been a problem with EPS8 all along. I have heard that EPS10 can support some of these, but I have not played with it yet.


That is correct. iStock changed the file format requirements to EPS 10 back in November 2011. The training manual and upload pages have not been edited to reflect the new policy (for nine months!), so maybe that's why you missed the news.
peregrina
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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:38PM
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/I noticed this problem too.

the drop shadow is rasterized to a bitmap even if you save your file as .ai (not eps) to CS5 or lower.
I guess it has something to do with the fact that now is 64 bit and not 32?

Anyway, shame on Adobe; I guess the we are still stuck working on CS5 if we want to use that kind of filters 

Edit ot add: the worst part, is that if you work on CS6 and save your work to CS5 (or whatever), when you open your file back, your effects are lost (everything done with drop shadow is rasterized).

I made this mistake (the hard way)... working on an "old" file for a client, and I had to recreate all the rasterized effects again.

(Edited on 2012-08-23 19:44:19 by peregrina)
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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:51PM
That really sucks Just when we thought we'd caught up with AI10 files and transparency effects, too. Boo.

I'll put a note in our 'AI10 Guidelines' sticky so other people know to be careful with drop shadows in CS6. Hopefully this isn't a permanent thing and Adobe fixes it in a future update!

In the meantime, if anyone figures out a hack or workaround, please keep us posted.
peregrina
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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:41PM
^^I've been monitoring this issue on the adobe site (and the Adobe community forums) and although some people have pointed the issue, Adobe doesn't seem to take care of it... or even giving a lame excuse in the forums
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