Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding transparency, part of 11 Things Every Newspaper Should Know About PDFs.
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So I'm looking at this PDF and I"m wondering well, how do I know if there's transparency? …You're saying it's a problem, that I might need to flatten, I might not, but …how do I even know? Well, there are a few quick sings to look for. …One, is anything obvious like in this case, this drop shadow in there, this …inner shadow, that could be a problem. All right, let's zoom in a little bit here. …Let's scroll down, and let's look at this logo.…
That logo is raster. Well, if that's raster, then that means, …hm, I don't see anything around it, that tells me that it's probably a Photoshop …file that has knockout to transparency. And so that's also probably a transparent …object as well. I can go to File > Properties, take a …quick look, well, it was made in InDesign, exported Acrobat 5 or newer, so …okay it's possible there's transparency there, but how do I know for user? …Well in the Print Production options there's a Flattener Preview.…
This is not new to Acrobat 10. We've had this for many versions. …
- Checking out the PDF
- Digging deeper with the Output Preview panel
- Simple fixes with the TouchUp tools
- Converting colors
- Managing transparency
- Working with fonts
- Preflighting PDFs
- Repairing PDFs with Photoshop and Illustrator
- Exporting vs. printing and distilling
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelineswith James Wamser1h 34m Intermediate
Acrobat X Tips and Trickswith Anne-Marie Concepción4h 33m Intermediate
1. Checking Out the PDF
2. Digging Deeper with Output Preview
3. Simple Fixes with the TouchUp Tools
4. Converting Colors
Working with Color7m 22s
5. Managing Transparency
6. What's Going on with Fonts?
7. Preflighting PDFs
8. When to Use Photoshop as a PDF Repair Tool
9. Using Illustrator as a PDF Repair Tool
10. Exporting vs. Printing and Distilling
11. Have You Metadata?
Metadata in PDFs7m 13s
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