Posted Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:19PM
I guess if you stay off of Istock long enough you regress back to noob-hood.
Question: I've been using the gradient tool's special features in CS5 - squash, stretch, etc. You know---that little bar thingy.
Istock is rejecting files for expanded gradients, something I never did in the original file, and when I open never shows up.
What causes this?
Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:26AM
The new way of controlling gradients (added in CS4 if I remember correctly) doesn't always work when saving as an older EPS format. I've noticed that the rotation of a radial gradient isn't saved, and I've also noticed that they sometimes get expanded but I don't know exactly what causes it. Seems to happens almost randomly.
Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:11PM
It does seem a bit random I've been trying to pin down the issue as well. One of the things I've done recently that seemed to work was to save from Ai to the newest version of EPS, oen that and then save down to EPS 10, when I reopend they hadn't expanded. Don't know how or why this would work though sooo probably not that helpful
If anyone else has a better solution I'd be really thankful!
Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:31PM
There are a couple previous threads on this, see here and here. I'd recommend you stick with meshes or blends (unexpanded) rather than stretching your gradients since they've always been a hassle to downsave. Maybe the tips in those previous threads will help though.
Also, you should always re-open your EPS after you've downsaved and check it before you upload. You'll easily be able to see if any gradients have split in outline view (plus you can run the open shapes plugins, and check for rasterized shapes, etc).
(Edited on 2012-09-26 12:31:58 by bortonia)
Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:03PM
Thanks guys, I'll add that to my list of pitfalls to watch out for. I reopened the file and sure enough the gradient expanded into a million rings.
Posted Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:42AM
If you apply a gradient, then change the shape of the object, it gets confused. Get your shape right, then apply the gradient, and you should be fine. If you want the gradient to be a different shape, use mesh.