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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The amount of rasterization that occurs depends on the complexity of the page and the types of overlapping objects. You can create your own flattener presets or choose from the default options provided with the software. Flattening may convert vectors to rasterized areas. The flattener requires high-resolution data to accurately process a document with transparency. In addition, isolated blending in an imported graphic could create knockouts in the active document.

Highlights text and strokes that have rasterized fills as a result of flattening.

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Hi all, I have not had to use this option in quite a while so may have forgotten a few things. Flattening the file properly removes the possibility of this type of error.

About transparency flattener presets. This is driving me crazy!: I want to be printed! You can preserve, simulate, or discard overprints. Preserve Overprint Acrobat only.


If you use blending, check your design periodically using Overprint Preview in the View menu. To edit an existing preset, select the preset and click Edit.

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If you use any indesiyn choice, your transparencies will go to PDF as live transparency and transparency flattener is not used nor transparenvy of it. Use for quick proofs that will be printed on black-and-white desktop printers, and for documents that will be published on the web.

Adobe themselves offers this advice: For example, type that wraps around a transparent object may not actually overlap the object, but the glyphs may be close enough to interact with the transparency. In addition, note that styles and effects may contain transparency, and overprinted objects may be treated as sources of transparency if they are involved in transparency or if the overprint needs to be flattened.

Colors in placed graphics that interact with transparency are also converted to the blend space. Create or edit a transparency flattener preset. The printing press needs your layout in opaque values and will not dine well on the overlapping semi-see-through inspired piece indesitn created. To export a preset to a separate file, click Save InDesign or Export Illustrator indesing, specify a name and location, and then click Save.

How do I flatten a transparency in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop? – Displays 2 Go

Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. Gradient And Mesh Resolution. To delete a preset, click Delete, and then click OK to confirm the deletion.


If you regularly print or export documents that contain transparency, you can automate the flattening process by saving flattening settings in a transparency flattener preset. This option ensures that the width of text stays consistent during flattening. Select the lowest setting to rasterize all the artwork.

Deselect this option when saving files for use in page-layout applications. Keep in mind that the boundary of the highlight area has a higher probability of producing stitching problems depending on the print-driver settings and the rasterization resolution.

And whole feature is deactivated in PDF Export window.

To automatically update the display whenever it is out of date and idle, flagtener Auto Refresh Highlight. This is useful for controlling the flattening quality in documents with a mix of high-resolution images with lots of transparency transparecy low-resolution images.

Overlapping art is divided when flattened. Scott k 14 Locate and select the file containing the preset you want to load, and then click Open. Line Art And Text Resolution. Uses the document flattening preset for this spread. Generally preserves spot colors. Depending on your workflow, do one of the following: Therefore, Simulate Overprint should not be selected for output that will be color separated later.