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I've been asked to create the attached file for a local sign shop that doesn't have a versacamm (yeah!!), he sent me both the pdf file and the eps file thank goodness. When I imported the EPS file into coreldraw and started looking at it so that I could convert his cut line that he gave me into the correct color, I realized that something didn't look right. The fountain fill that he created was a bunch of little lines. I opened the pdf file which is attached and sure enough none of those lines are there, it is a smooth fountain fill. Not quite sure what to do........ He needs this tomorrow. This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship so I really want to get this right!!
Ok, I just figured it out and could simply delete this post, but I thought someone else might need the info. When I imported the pdf file into coreldraw, presto magic it was perfect! Little bit of a brain freeze here I guess and probably a little bit of panic when the eps file didn't look right, but after taking a deep breathe it dawned on me! Hope this helps someone else!
he he he - I just did all that for you while I am on the phone doing a remote assist :) File posted too.
Kathy - they both opened up fine for me. The first page is the PDF and the second is the EPS. What version of Corel are you using? I saved it as a version 5 format for you.
Ok, Steve now you are just plain showing off!!! I am using version 5 since 6 keeps crashing on me and I'm ready to kill it. No idea why mine had all of those little lines............ All I did was import it..... thanks friend!, It's almost like you are sitting right next to me ;-)
Just so you don't think I'm losing me mind, I've attached what coreldraw gave me.....
still chuckling on this end :)
HAH! still can't tell me why I have all those little lines though can ya!
Actually I can - it has to do with the import filter for EPS files. Depending on the EPS file format (Version of Illustrator etc. that it was created in), the filter will sometimes break the gradient into slices of color. All EPS files are compressed files and can be interpreted differently in different programs.
This can also be seen in Versaworks when you bring in a complex EPS file and the result is not what is expected. That is why we tell you to flatten the image or export as a PDF X3 format for those file types to remove any calculation on the destination program and achieve a more consistent result.
Hey - you asked for it!
bla bla bla bla Ok, you win the smarty pants award for the day ;-)
I opened your original eps file also with no issues, If you want maybe I can help figure out your X6 crashing problem. Your missing out on some good updates that solved a few of issues from X5 and some new tools that work rather well. Have you tried holding down F8 while starting it, that resets Corel back to default. Lady Di showed me that and it is very helpful when you have major issues, you lose your presets but it's easy to reset them.
Kathy if you have both 5& 6 CorelDRAW installed onto the same PC, you may experience this because the two softwares can conflict causing all sorts of problems where PC can crash. Also clearing your desktop or PC of any uncessary program freeing space of your hard drive should also help increase the speed of your program responding. As John also has posted below, checking on regular updates and reviewing these updates on the Corel Forum should help you get a better understanding of what the updates are for.
thanks guys! One of the reasons why I kept 5 on board was because of the issue with 6 not being able to recognize my scanner. I know they fixed that as I downloaded the update, but it doesn't open my epson scanner software like 5 did, but rather a generic one which I find annoying. I guess if I get rid of 5 and it takes care of all of these apparent conflict issues then it will be worth it. Maybe I will try the f8 trick first and see. I still can't believe that you don't see the lines like I did, did you see them even in the "bad" file I attached? Just curious.