A colored rectangle with gradient feather applied exports to PDF as white. Help!
I've tried adjusting transparency flattener settings, output, etc., to no avail.
From the top screen capture, it seems like you have two transparent elements overlapping. If so, try creating the effect with only one element with transparency.
The only transparent object is the rectangle with the gradient feather overlaying the main image (which is 100% opaque).
Are you sure the image does not have a Multiply or Darken mode applied? Having any of these modes at 100% opacity will make the element transparent.
Yep, it's just a plain old image. Only the rectangle overlay has transparency.
If I remove the gradient feather effect, the rectangle color displays perfectly.
And just to be clear, the top screen cap is in normal (vs. preview) mode, so parts of the different elements lie outside the main artboard area and may appear to be transparent. In preview mode only the main artboard is displayed.
Here are the settings for the troublesome rectangle...
This is a long shot, but is the gradient color a spot color?
And was anyone use the Print Production tools in Acrobat?
I'll check... and no idea about the tools. (I'm 100% self-taught and have lots of gaps in my knowledge)
Also, transparency blend space is set to CMYK
Strangely, the PDF thumbnail looks normal...
I should say, the PDF thumbnail in Bridge looks normal, and I can open the PDF in Photoshop and the file looks normal. Acrobat Pro appears to be the problem...maybe?