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Gradient feather settings change when exporting to PDF

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I have an inDesign file with an image with graduated feather on each page. This is set to allow text over the less opaque half of the image. When I convert the file to PDF the graduation settings change and even though there is some gradient it has a hard edge. The iD file is fine, just the PDF is wrong. Any ideas?

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Does it happen if you export to the default PDF/X-4 preset? Can you show screen captures?

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Gradient feather settings change when exporting to PDF

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I have an inDesign file with an image with graduated feather on each page. This is set to allow text over the less opaque half of the image. When I convert the file to PDF the graduation settings change and even though there is some gradient it has a hard edge. The iD file is fine, just the PDF is wrong. Any ideas?

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Does it happen if you export to the default PDF/X-4 preset? Can you show screen captures?

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I've moved this from the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the InDesign forum so that proper help can be offered.

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Thanks

 

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Does it happen if you export to the default PDF/X-4 preset? Can you show screen captures?

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Interesting suggestion Rob.

 

I wasn't using those pre-sets just following file > export. the X$ presets give a better outcome and I think I can improve still further by editing the gradient on the original iD file.

 

Thanks for your help. If you can add any other tips I'd be even more greateful.

 

Phil

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