Illustrator to InDesign to PDF: Transparency Export Issues

Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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I'm having trouble exporting a PDF in InDesign. In the Workspace, the graphic appears normal, like so:

chaelac971014_0-1659720958365.png

However, when I export, the design shows the clipping mask on the graphics I made in Illustrator, despite the texture mask being clipped to the graphic. (Apologies if that sounded confusing)

 

I've tried editing my Transparency Blend settings from CMYK to RBG and changing my output destination in the same way, but I still have the issue.

 

Has someone dealt with this export issue before and know how to solve it?

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Community Beginner , Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

Solved: re-exported each graphic as a PNG

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Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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I'm not sure why the second screenshot didn't upload. Let me try again:

chaelac971014_0-1659721200152.png

 

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Solved: re-exported each graphic as a PNG

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Exported using what settings?

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[High Quality Print]

Convert to Destination: Document RGB - sRGB IEC61966-2.1; also tried Document CMYK - U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2

 

Also, I created these graphics in Illustrator, then clicked and dragged them into my CC Library. Then pulled them from my library to the InDesign Document

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What file types did you use to place the mask and graphics?

In what programs they were created?

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I created the graphics in Illustrator and then added them to my CC library. I pulled them into the InDesign doc from there

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What file type did you save them?

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I think the CC Library automatically saves them as their own little .ai file

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Aug 08, 2022 Aug 08, 2022

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@chaelac971014 said:

"Also, I created these graphics in Illustrator, then clicked and dragged them into my CC Library. Then pulled them from my library to the InDesign Document"

 

Did you try to place the AI graphic without using the CC Library?

I would try this.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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if your assets mix RGB and CMYK, your masks will appear clearly - just an FYI. Keep it all CMYK and you will be fine in the future.

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