Layering issues after export

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Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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I am getting weird layering effects on certain sections of my files when I save them as TIFFs.  The layers appear corrupted and they are no longer defined. As an experiment, I tried JPG and EPS to see if that would resolve it.  I also tried flattening and rasterizing and the result was the same.

 

This only effects certain areas of the drawing and only certain drawings. I am not a huge AI expert, but am proficient. What am I missing? Could I have inadvertently set the opacity of those sections and how do I check?

 

The attached screen shots show the original AI file and then the second shows the result opened in PS.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022
The sections in question appear to have drop shadows and feathered transparencies, which may offer a clue. AI may be falsely try to retain those effects and/ or there could be issues with hardware acceleration. I'd check the appearance and transparency panel and turn those effects of temporarily to see if it makes a difference. Then you can drill down in your layers, check the effect settings, GPU acceleration stuff, document DPI and so on. You may also need to rorder a few things in the layer s...

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The sections in question appear to have drop shadows and feathered transparencies, which may offer a clue. AI may be falsely try to retain those effects and/ or there could be issues with hardware acceleration. I'd check the appearance and transparency panel and turn those effects of temporarily to see if it makes a difference. Then you can drill down in your layers, check the effect settings, GPU acceleration stuff, document DPI and so on. You may also need to rorder a few things in the layer stack and/ or create layer duplicates to achieve certain effects. It's certainly odd, but I'm sure it's also logical, just not immediately apparent.

 

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DING-DING-DING!!!

 

Mylenium was in the neighborhood and getting ready to knock on the door! I set preferences in >Transparency per the attached screen shot. I also selected Luminosity, but I don't think that had any effect.

 

Thank you for your help. This had affected 40 out of 66 huge drawing sets I was preparing for a 500 page book. WHEW!

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