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I am having issues making an eps with type which has a drop shadow in it and placing this file into InDesign. I keep getting a white background which is caused by the drop shadow. I am using Illustrator 10 but have not had much experience with Illustrator. I am simply putting in the type, adding a drop shadow and exporting as eps. I have tried flattening transparency etc but with no luck. Please could someone point me in the right direction?...

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    Default White Backgrounds with Illustrator Drop Shadows

    I am having issues making an eps with type which has a drop shadow in it and placing this file into InDesign. I keep getting a white background which is caused by the drop shadow. I am using Illustrator 10 but have not had much experience with Illustrator. I am simply putting in the type, adding a drop shadow and exporting as eps. I have tried flattening transparency etc but with no luck. Please could someone point me in the right direction?
    Maryanne_Hannen@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: White Backgrounds with Illustrator Drop Shadows

    Dropshadow uses transparency.

    Eps files do not support transparency. It is a flat format.

    PDF and AI formats do support transparency. (1.4+ or ver 9+)

    So...save the file as a AI or PDF and place that.

    I have tried flattening transparency




    That is a little backwards since you do not want the white background. :)
    John_Kallios@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: White Backgrounds with Illustrator Drop Shadows

    Dump the dropshadow in the Illustator file, save it as a .ai file, and apply the dropshadow after palcing it in InDesign.
    Gary_Newman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: White Backgrounds with Illustrator Drop Shadows

    or just create the drop shadow in InDesign; ID also supports transparency,by the way.
    Brian_Battles@adobeforums.com Guest

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