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Opacity Artwork Transfer Issues

Community Beginner ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Hi, 

 

When copying artwork from one art board to the other, is there a way of maintaing the Opacity Value on specific sections. 

If I move an object that was at 70% opacity, it then goes up to 100% when transferred to the new art board. 


When I then change it back to 70, it doesn't have the same effect as previous and seems to alter some of the other layers. 

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Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Which version of Illustrator are you using?

 

Also, as per your description it is rather difficult to understand what issue there may be.

 

Can you share a sample Illustrator file including some instructions that may help to grasp the situation?

 

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Thank you 

I've posted a video below 

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Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Do you really mean artboard, or do you mean another document? If you have an existing doc with named elements (swatches, tints, gradients, styles etc) the new art will take on those attributes.

If you do mean artboard how are you "transferring" the art?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Can you show the Layers panel and the Appearance panel with the object you want to copy selected?

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Thank you 

I've posted a video below 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Hi,

Hope this clears it up. When I move it over the Opacity changes to 100% and when I lower it back down to 70% it doesn't reveal the inside of the Vehicle even though that layer is still active and behind it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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It is not clear what you are moving, I do not see an opacity percentage or setting for the window.

It may be useful to show the Appearance panel with the problem object selected.

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Advocate ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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You're moving cmyk art into an rgb doc...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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You're moving cmyk art into an rgb doc...


By @Met1

The video does show pretty clearly that the progression is from a cmyk file to an rgb file, but I'm not convinced that's the problem. When I try to reproduce here, dragging an object to another tab doesn't move or copy the object; it only switches my view to the tab to which I dragged (and the dragged object does not 'land' in the target document). Now, admittedly, I hate drag-and-drop and never use it for anything, so there could certainly be something drag-and-droppers know that I don't know about how to work that.

 

So, like I normally would, rather than dragging, I copied an object (set at 70% opacity) from a cmyk document and pasted it into an rgb document and it retained the 70% opacity. So Jacob, what happens if you just copy and paste that object without dragging?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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This is a complex artwork.

 

What else is applied besides opacity reduction?

Blend modes? Some blend modes work very differently in RGB and CMYK.

 

Is there something applied to the layer? Knockout groups perhaps?

 

Also: could this be an issue with your graphic card?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2021 Jul 24, 2021

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Thank you everyone. I've tried going through the Appearance Panel and managed to lower the opacity on the Window Layer to reveal the inside of the car. 

Unfortunatley, now this has created some strange lines throughout the Illusttrations. Does anyone know why this is happening? 

Thanks again for all your help. I've attached a video below.



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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 25, 2021 Jul 25, 2021

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I really don't understand what you are doing there or what you actually want to achieve. And still it's also unclear how exactly stuff is set up. That video doesn't help at all with all the questions people had.

 

The Illustrator file would help. Also it would need a clear description of what you want to achieve.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2021 Jul 26, 2021

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While the videos illustrate your reasons for posting here, they don't expressly provide anything that might help fill in the unknowns about what you're doing. It's not really clear why or how you're attempting to compose a second copy of the graphic by dragging elements around. Did you build this file from scratch or is it someone else's construct? As Monika alluded, truly figuring out what's going on there may require access to a copy of the file.

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Advocate ,
Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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Let's test this.

Do a save_as to your original cmyk doc, delete everything from it, convert to rgb, do a save.

Now drag your art from the cmyk doc into your new rgb doc...

If your art stays the same, there is something (element style) in your original rgb doc with the same name that is set up with different specs - find it, problem solved.

If your art changes, then the reason is rgb interprets something in your art differently than cmyk - find another way to do it!

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