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Hi there i need to import some illustrator 10 files (some with tiffs, and some with all vectors), and these files make use of clipping masks.... now when i import, the result is either pixelated or has less detail..... ideas? .::dustin::....

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    Default import illustrator 10 file to freehand mx

    Hi there i need to import some illustrator 10 files (some with tiffs, and some with all vectors), and these files make use of clipping masks.... now when i import, the result is either pixelated or has less detail..... ideas?


    .::dustin::.

    dnk@canada.com webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: import illustrator 10 file to freehand mx

    As far as I know, Adobe has never released their source code for
    Illustator above version 9. To import the files, I resort to saving them
    in version 7 format and then they open in FH. Of course, doing this
    will mean that features not supported in the earlier version will be lost.

    There are some things, like gradient colors that do not transfer well if
    you need to edit the file. I usually take them out of the Illustrator
    file and then add them back in Freehand. It's a pain but it works.

    dp

    "dnkcanada.com" [email]webforumsusermacromedia.com[/email] wrote:
    > Hi there i need to import some illustrator 10 files (some with tiffs, and some with all vectors), and these files make use of clipping masks.... now when i import, the result is either pixelated or has less detail..... ideas?
    >
    >
    > .::dustin::.
    >
    Dave Plank Guest

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    Default Re: import illustrator 10 file to freehand mx

    ok, well I did this in version 7 (as I had read online somewhere), but when i do this, the images in freehand look more jagged, and not smooth. Will it still print right? It just doesn't look as clean as it was in illustrator. We are noit using gradients, so it is not really a problem. The just use clipping masks and vectors and some of them have TIFF's clipped...


    ::dustin::.

    dnk@canada.com webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: import illustrator 10 file to freehand mx

    There should be no degradation to a line from one program to another. If
    you are talking about the tiff files, there are options to control their
    appearance in FH. Go to Preferences:Redraw and you will see the options
    to set the screen display. Better images take more time/graphics processing.

    dp

    "dnkcanada.com" [email]webforumsusermacromedia.com[/email] wrote:
    > ok, well I did this in version 7 (as I had read online somewhere), but when i do this, the images in freehand look more jagged, and not smooth. Will it still print right? It just doesn't look as clean as it was in illustrator. We are noit using gradients, so it is not really a problem. The just use clipping masks and vectors and some of them have TIFF's clipped...
    >
    >
    > .::dustin::.
    >
    Dave Plank Guest

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    Default Re: import illustrator 10 file to freehand mx

    Thanks for the info - I got the imports working now... except for now on some complex vector ones, Freehand MX locks like a rock everytime..... But I will post a new post since it is a different issue!


    .::dustin::.

    dnk@canada.com webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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