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Discussion in 'Adobe' started by dirtydog50000, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. dirtydog50000

    dirtydog50000 Member

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    I've noticed a few times when I create a design in Illustrator .EPS file and then save it to a PDF to send it to my client sometimes some of the text is bold and not uniform as it is in the .EPS file. Has anyone else had that happen to them and do you know why. It's hard to send a proof to a client and there are areas of the proof that look like bold text and you tell them it's really not like that.

    Thanks in advance,

    Paul
     
  2. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    It actually isn't. Zoom in & out on the pdf file and you will see what appears to be thick copy at first come into focus on screen.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    i think its just a rendering issue...if you zoom it, it doesnt look like that...

    at least from what I have found...
     
  4. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    Bingo. View at 100% and watch the "problems" disappear (usually). It's just rendering. Same reason you always work at a factor or division of 4, not at 3, when working scaled in any program--to avoid visual rendering issues that aren't actually issues.

    If you want to avoid that and it's just for screen proofing anyway, you could send them a jpg.
     
  5. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    I prefer low res jpg's with a watermark. That way IF the client takes the layout to the LowBaller... the LB has the distinct pleasure of trying to recreate it. PDF's make it quite a bit easier to shop my designs around
     
  6. dirtydog50000

    dirtydog50000 Member

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    Thanks for all your responses. When I turned it into a jpeg that took care of the problem, but how do you add a watermark mikey-oh ?
     
  7. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    I call it a watermark, but it's our company logo or the word "PROOF" over the whole image and make it about 20-30% transparent
     
  8. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    you can add a watermark in photoshop by adding a layer on top of everything, type out some text or add your logo and then set the opacity level to the desired value

    You can add watermarks in acrobat pro, but it does not prevent someone from using the file if it is vector. I believe the watermark can be ignored if the pdf file is opened in a vector program

    For protecting your art, send a jpeg, There are plenty of programs that remove pdf password protection
     
  9. dirtydog50000

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    thank you!!!!!
     
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