I am having an issue exporting an image I made. When I export my text (which has been converted to shape for editing) as black it exports fine, but when I change my shapes to white it just exports as a giant block. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
It's not quite obvious what you mean.
What do you mean by "giant block"?
Maybe it has to do with inappropriate overprint settings. Can you share at least a screenshot that may illustrate your issue?
Also, which version of Illustrator are you using?
I'm using Illustrator CC 2019
Here is my image exported with black-
And here is my image exported with white-
I wanted it to be like the first one but with white text instead of black (bar still black though). All I did in photoshop was change the color of my objects.
I just selected the object and changed the hex code to make it white
You will need to select single objects. And you will need to check if it's their stroke or their fill that needs to be recolored. And then change exactly that.
Also: View > Show transparency grid. Then you see what exactly is happening?
I would like to know if the steps suggested above worked for you, or the issue still persists.
Kindly update the discussion if you need further assistance with it.
Select the items and uncheck overprint in the attributes panel. If you do not have any placed images you can select all and remove teh overprint. The overprint settings do not apply to images, sometimes I hide all images then do a select all.
You can proof that you did not miss any by doing a view >> overprint
That didn't work
That should have worked, as your description strongly suggests a classi overprint issue. Did you select the items prior to going to the attributes panel.
What happens if you do a view >> overprint preview, does the artwork change
Can you post a copy of the file using google drive, dropbox or similar.
Never thought a print setting like that would showup in webexport. Thanks for the tip! Will try to memorize it 🙂
Hello, in my case, I went to View > Overprint Preview and noticed my whites were not showing. I remember that I had brought thew outlined text from InDesign, so what I did in Illustrator was, opened pathfinder, and divided all objects. Apparently when you drag from ID into AI, some mask or compund path get added to that grphic.
This worked for me - I opened an InDesign-generated PDF in Illustrator, and unwittingly created overprint issues. Your answer solved my problem.