Trouble converting Adobe Illustrator CC file to acceptable format

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KarenBJones
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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:28AM
I have three vector illustrations that have been rejected for the same reason:  

"+++Drop Shadow+++Some shapes in your file have rasterized and are not rendering as editable vector objects. This can occur if you've used effects that are not supported in your EPS version (such as drop shadows, transparent objects, glows, etc in AI8 or lower), or are exporting gradient fills from software other than Adobe Illustrator. Please ensure all data in your file exports in an editable vector format." 

I created the images in Illustrator CC.  They have gradients, guassian blurs, and clipping paths.  But no raster layers at all.  And no locked layers or hidden layers.  There are also no drop shadows.  

I worked with it as an AI file for Illustrator CC.  But once I was finished and ready to make a copy for iStock, I saved it as an EPS compatible with Illustrator 10, which I think is how I'm supposed to save it.  I suspect I'm checking the wrong boxes in the dialog to save it as an EPS file.  Can anyone give me some advice on what settings to use when I save it to and EPS file in Illustrator CC?  

Thank you in advance for your help.   

(Edited on 2014-02-13 10:29:39 by KarenBJones)

(Edited on 2014-02-13 10:30:29 by KarenBJones)

(Edited on 2014-02-13 10:31:12 by KarenBJones)
RobMattingley
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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:34AM
Hi Karen - I moved your thread over to the Illustration forum as I'm sure you'll be able to get some good answers in here.  Good luck! 
GeorgeManga
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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:06AM
Check this thread, I belive it is the same issue.
KarenBJones
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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:54PM
Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.  It looks like shapes with a gaussian blur applied convert to a raster image when you switch it down to an AI10 EPS.  Which is really annoying since I like using gaussian blurs way better than gradients.  It'll be a pain not to have them available.  I guess I'll have to play with it to see if I can find an alternate method I'm happy with.  If all else fails, I suppose I can just save it as a really large jpg and offer it that way.  

Anyhow, thank you for the assistance.   
KarenBJones
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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:23PM
I may have figured out the solution to this, but I'll have to wait a week or two to see if it passes inspection this time.  

So, when you save as EPS on Illustrator CC, you get this window with a bunch of options.  One of the options under "Transparency" is a drop-down labeled "Presets" and next to that is a button labeled "Custom..."  Click that to pop up a window with a sliding scale for "Raster/Vector Balance."  Slide that thing over to 100 on the vector side.  

I'm not sure, but I think what that does is make 100% of transparency things into vectors instead of rasters.  Not positive, though.  

When I do that and then look at the document settings, it shows there are no embedded images anymore (which, I think was my problem) and a quick check of some of the problem objects show that they're still vectors instead of images.  

So...  I'm crossing my fingers and hoping this works.  

I'll know in a couple of weeks, I guess.   
GeorgeManga
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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:49PM
I hope it works. I use an older version of Illustrator, so I can't help with CC version.
Theohrm
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Posted Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:54AM

Gaussian and radial Blur rasteriss on conversion to EPS but they don't create a linked or embedded image - if you zoom in on your gaussian blur you should see it's pixelated. 


 


ETA Ooops, also meant to say you should set the vector to 100% anyway because otherwise the transparencies will bitmap.

(Edited on 2014-02-16 06:55:04 by Theohrm)
KarenBJones
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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:46AM
Unfortunately, it didn't work.  I was so pleased to find this setting that I forgot to select IA 10 on the drop-down.  sad  It was rejected for not being AI 10 compliant.  When I tried it again, being sure to select AI 10, it almost works.  But not quite.  2 of the three images I was trying to use only had one imbedded image.  So, if I were willing to remove the shadow on the ground, it would work.  Unfortunately, I thought the shadow was important.  And I didn't feel like converting it to a gradient.  The third had tons of embedded images.  So, none of them worked.  

So I just converted it to a ridiculously large JPG instead.  I expect that'll pass inspection.  smile

(Edited on 2014-02-20 19:05:15 by KarenBJones)
Kattywampus
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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:30PM

You know, I think you're supposed to list in the description whether or not you used those blurs or gradients, but I'm not 100% sure.  I had a bunch of issues with this a few months ago, but I haven't really been back on the site since..  Perhaps a mod or someone will answer the questions in this thread!  I also did not know about that 100% vector slider you guys were talking about, so thanks!


 
studio9400
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Posted Thu Apr 3, 2014 1:18PM

Been gone for awhile. Just started using Illustrator CC and had a file rejected for the same reason stated above but I did not know about the Vector "slider".  So simple question...are we suppose to be able to use drop shadows....if of course we save the file correctly to AI 10?


thanks!
diane555
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Posted Thu Apr 3, 2014 1:46PM

There was a similar thread not long ago that had some responses. I haven’t upgraded beyond CS5 for this reason so I can;t offer any help but maybe this thread can offer some explanation.


http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=358592&page=1

(Edited on 2014-04-03 13:47:09 by diane555)
studio9400
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Posted Thu Apr 3, 2014 2:47PM
Thanks Diane!  Hadn't seen that thread.  Good to know that we can use drop shadows, just sucks that it doesn't work with 6 or CC.  Any news on whether this is a glitch with 6 and CC or if this is now normal?  Can't believe it would be. 
JDawnInk
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Posted Thu Apr 3, 2014 9:52PM
It's still an issue with Illustrator 6 and CC. I'm using Illustrator CC and still have the same problem when back-saving to an eps 10 when using effects such as Drop Shadows. I've scoured the internet to find a solution but haven't found one yet. And yes, you can use Drop Shadows and back-save the file to an eps 10 without any problems but only if you're working in CS5 and older. The issue with back-saving from CS6 and CC is that the Drop Shadow will become an Linked File (Raster art). An easy way to double check to see if your final eps 10 has any Linked files is first close and re-open the eps file. Then go to Window > Links. If any images appear in the Links palette, then that is an indication the effects such as a Drop Shadow in your file were converted to raster links - which would cause a rejection. And again, yes, Drop Shadows and effects are acceptable files, but only if they're preserved as vector art (ie. no links). Hope this helps.
studio9400
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Posted Fri Apr 4, 2014 10:35AM
Thanks for the info!  So the question of the day is did Adobe change something on purpose or is this a bug that they aren't aware of.
studio9400
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Posted Fri Apr 4, 2014 12:08PM
Got this response from an Adobe Forum post.


"That's not an issue, that's just how things work. The gaussian blur has been redesigned form the ground up and is not downwards compatible any more. Gaussian blur is used in drop shadows, soft edges and glows as well. So if you need to save down to EPS 10 you need to use an older version than CS6."


Figures!

(Edited on 2014-04-04 12:12:17 by studio9400)
JDawnInk
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Posted Sat Apr 5, 2014 11:13AM
Thanks for sharing the response in the Adobe Forums studio9400. I find it very interesting there is no plans in the works to alter it so that there is an option to save it without creating the Linked Files. I would imagine it's something to do with eliminating older versions of Illustrator and the push to keep current. I know Adobe prides itself on being the 'Industry Leader' in software. I would like to share that I have back-saved from Illustrator CC to an Illustrator CS5 ai file. Then, opened the file in CS5 and saved down to eps 10. On most occasions it's worked fine, but a few times the Gaussian blurs have turned into Linked Files. So even if you work in a current version then downsave it, still doesn't always work.
LadyDart
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Posted Sat Apr 5, 2014 3:58PM
For the above issues I think that you can mimic the effect with feather, it works and it is still vector. Of course you can't always get good enough results with it but it is worth experimenting.
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