Pin This Article Why do so many people want their all the text in their documents converted to outlines? Bullets and numbering disappear. Underlines and strikethroughs disappear. Fortunately, there is a better way to convert text to outlines. I first learned this from Branislav Milic, who demoed it to a jaw-dropped audience at an InDesign conference a couple of years ago. Choose High Resolution from the Transparency Flattener Presets dialog box and click New which creates a duplicate of the currently-selected preset.
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What is transparency in artwork? Common effects that apply transparency are any stylising effects like shadows, glows and feathering. What is flattening? Why is flattening necessary? Flattening of transparencies is vitally important.
If different colour modes have been used, unpredictable results can occur. Flattening ensures the final print output is the same as what you see on your screen. Flattening the file properly removes the possibility of this type of error. Open the file in Acrobat Pro. Initially we need to check what Colour Separations are contained in the file. Acrobat DC has a menu customising feature, so it is not found in the main menu in the default program. For instructions on how to do this, check our guide at www.
Then the file is ready to be flattened using the following steps: 3. Check that the default settings are as shown in the screenshot above. Important settings are outlined in red. Click Apply Ensure you check the PDF before submission to ensure that no elements were dropped out in the flattening process. Subscribe to our e-newsletter?
InDesign Tips: Printing Transparency
What is transparency in artwork? Common effects that apply transparency are any stylising effects like shadows, glows and feathering. What is flattening? Why is flattening necessary?
Flattening divides transparent artwork into vector-based areas and rasterized areas. As artwork becomes more complex mixing images, vectors, type, spot colors, overprinting, and so on , so does the flattening and its results. You can specify flattening settings and then save and apply them as transparency flattener presets. Transparent objects are flattened according to the settings in the selected flattener preset.
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