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I'm fading some stripes from charcoal to gray and using a transparency to make that happen. I know when the file is going to corrupt, because it takes forever to conver the file to .eps. When it finally is done, and I drag the .eps file into Versaworks, it tells me the file is corrupt. It only happens when there's a transparency.
Any ideas on how to make this work?
You need to flatten transparencies prior to exporting the file. A couple of things to do:
Flatten (convert to bitmap) the transparency or effect (drop shadow etc.)
Make sure the cut contour line is on the top layer
Save the file as a PDF X3 format - this will do the flattening automatically for you and leave the vector portions alone. It is probably the easiest way to work through this issue.
Remember - EPS files are compressed files just like a zip file. When it is brought into another program, that program must un compress the file and calculate all of the effects, gradients drop shadows etc. If they are now bitmaps instead of a calculated effect on an object, it will be easier and more accurate to setup.
Dan is also correct that the graphic must be on the page layout in Corel before you save or export it. Sometime is does not get included in the data when it is off the page. Most usually you will get a different error in that Versaworks will tell you the file size is too small, not that the file is corrupted.
+1 for converting to bitmap or pdf versaworks does not like effects like fades, fountain fills, drop shadows etc.
Thank you for the replies. I really appreciate everyone's help. I was, actually, able to get it working. For some reason, when I removed the Pantone colors and replaced them with the regular fill colors, the .eps didn't get corrupted.
I will make sure to convert over to bitmap or PDF for the next project. I always make sure the art is within the page, but I appreciate that suggestion also.