Make a bet with one of your geek friends that you can use InDesign CS3 to settings use the [High Resolution] Transparency Flattener Preset. Instead, use InDesign’s transparency flattener to convert the text automatically for you when you export a PDF. To do this, you’ll need a custom. Here is how you can Flatten transparent artwork in Adobe InDesign. 1. Choose Edit > Transparency Flattener Presets. 2. Select a preset in the.

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Blends the color of transparent artwork with the background color to create an overprint effect.

With this option selected, overprinted areas that interact with transparency are flattened, while overprinting in other areas is preserved. The availability of options flzttener on the content of the artwork.

At any time, click Refresh to display a fresh preview version based on your settings. However, when I try to export to a PDF, the option to select a transparency flattener preset is greyed out. Click for PDF copy of the instructions.

The preset you are using is exporting to a PDF type that supports transparency, so it does not flatten. If this happens, do either of the following: To do this, go to the ‘File’ tab in your menu bar, select ‘Print’ and in the dialogue box, select ‘Advanced. To export a preset to a separate file, click Save InDesign or Export Illustratorspecify a name and location, and then click Save.

However, outlining text and strokes can be worth the extra time as it helps to fix inconsistencies in appearance of text and line art which flows through transparency effected areas. Convert All Strokes To Outlines.

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Select the flattening settings you want to use: Choose Spread Flattening in the Pages panel menu. Initially we need to check what Colour Separations are contained in the file.


In the final output, outlined tansparency and text may appear slightly different from native ones, especially dlattener thin strokes and very small text. Traps applied to vector artwork drawn in InDesign and then rasterized may not be preserved. Dig around in these directories.

If you do not have this, then the other options to export and save are still available, but you or your service provider will need to flatten your file later in the printing workflow. Locate and select the file containing the preset you want to load, and then click Open.

To prevent problems in these cases, use the Ink Manager to convert spot colors to process color equivalents as necessary prior to exporting from InDesign. However, in an OPI proxy workflow, placeholder or proxy images are used, for later replacement with high-resolution versions by an OPI server. Select the lowest setting to rasterize all the artwork. Can you tell me what I may be doing wrong? Highlights all text that will be outlined if involved in transparency or because Convert All Text To Outlines is selected.

Convert All Text To Outlines. Uses the document flattening preset for this spread. Depending on your workflow, do one of the following: The highlighted objects will be affected by the flattening process—their strokes or patterns will be expanded, portions of them may transparebcy rasterized, and so indeskgn.

Don’t worry if you set the wrong choice as InDesign will warn you and allow you to cancel the process until you change the setting. Flatten transparent artwork Search. Higher settings preserve more vector objects, while lower settings rasterize more vector objects; intermediate settings preserve simple areas in vector form and rasterize complex ones.

David Dilling 4. And whole feature is deactivated in PDF Export window. To do this, you must specify settings both when you place the EPS graphic and when you output it. To preview the separations open the Output Preview tab:.

Illustrator allows a maximum of ppi for both line art and gradient mesh. In Illustrator and Acrobat, to magnify the preview, click in the preview area.


You can see the full Adobe article here. Highlights the objects that are sources of transparency, such as objects with partial opacity including images with alpha channelsobjects with blending modes, and objects with opacity masks. Do a “find” on your Mac and search for “test1” and you will see where you exported it to. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. To automatically update the display whenever it is out of date and idle, select Auto Refresh Highlight.

Select this option when printing separations if the document trwnsparency spot colors and overprinted objects. Flattening of transparencies is vitally important. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.

Flatten transparent artwork

Move the text to the top of the stacking order. You can set Transparency Flattener options when creating, editing, or previewing flattener presets in Illustrator, InDesign, or Acrobat. Incorrect username or password. All advice is much appreciated; I’m new to this area of InDesign. Please enter a title. Transparency Flattener Preset options. Preserve Overprint Acrobat only. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Gradient and mesh resolution should generally be set between and ppi, because the quality of the gradients, drop shadows, and feathers do not improve with higher resolutions, but printing time and file size increase. What is Experiential Marketing? More details about flattening layouts and solutions to other printing needs in InDesign and Illustrator are available on the Adobe website.