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FlexiSignn Pro hates Adobe ai!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by tooserious, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. tooserious

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    Hello I can't get an ai file to open correctly in Flexi I lose the layers or something. The file has a shadow and when I open it or import it or copy and past it is black.......
     
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  2. tooserious

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    Adobe Illustrator Woes!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't get a file to look right in Flexi is it just the dreaded ai thing in flexi or what. When I open the file I lose the shadow around things(it becomes black)The gradients turn to lines almost
     
  3. Charlie J

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    A few things you can try.

    Open the file in Illustrator.

    Save as:

    an .eps
    an illustrator 10
    a .pdf

    then try opening in flexi and see if it works any better.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. tooserious

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    I have tried all of that and still flexi doesn't like it

    I have ole'd it saved it as all imaginable and still I have problems......
     
  5. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    I believe it needs to be saved without the shadow for Flexi to interpret that part correctly.... or you have to flatten it. The gradients are the actual steps in your blends and I don't think you can get away from the way Flexi reads those (making each gradient a seperate step).

    But I am NOT a Flexi pro by any means...
     
  6. tooserious

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    It is an intricate part of the drawing ..it is a greay shadow.......very nice I have tried everything and I thought I was having trouble when it was a pdf ...now worse......gees......the pdf even loses the shadow and then the text is pixelated
     
  7. Bigdawg

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    Can you flatten and print as a rasterized image?
     
  8. Charlie J

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    If i'm in illustrator. I type out some text, add a drop shadow to it via effect/stylize/drop shadow. I save it as an .eps, then I open it in flexi and it leaves everything grouped together and masked. What versions of flexi/illustrator are you using?
     
  9. bayshorecreations

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    :goodpost:I have to agree! Or try rasterizing it, save as eps and bring in to Flexi.
     
  10. tooserious

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    I have tried it all I have CS3 and FlexiSignnPro 8.6 v1. I have tried everything I actually just now borke it apart and took pcs over to Flexi via copy and ole
     
  11. tooserious

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    Nothing works and it is a new govt construction......company hmmmmmmm I guess I can concede and tell her to make it an eps file from adobe but I have done that and it doesn't work
     
  12. tooserious

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    I am better at Flexi than ai........I am lost......
     
  13. bayshorecreations

    bayshorecreations Very Active Member

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    Save it as a pdf, open the pdf up in photoshop, flatten the file, save as a jpg, tiff or eps from photoshop then open that up in flexi. Not the best way to do it but it should get you going.
     
  14. ERUS37

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    If you have Corel open it with that and then save or export it as .ai or .eps i have the same problem on some of my work. Or you could also right click the image in Flexi and unMask, then deselect the image, now you should have a black mask on the front, delete it, and keep repeating the same process until your image is there by itself.
     
  15. tooserious

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    Corel says invalid file format hmmmmmmm
     
  16. ERUS37

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    edited post reread
     
  17. tooserious

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    Thanks Erus I tried that too....I always get files that have mega masks on them ...it is Flexi I guess
     
  18. ERUS37

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    ok, at least we tried.
     
  19. ERUS37

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    oh, have you tried seeing if there is a stroke, try to remove the stroke from the image in flexi or the overprint
     
  20. tooserious

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    No stroke no overprint??
     
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