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Using Affinity Designer, I'm trying to export an EPS with all vector and a transparent background. When I open the EPS I exported in Affinity Designer, there is a white background where it was transparent in the Designer file. I can change the document to transparent background but can't save the file, only export again. How do I create an EPS file to share with Illustrator users with transparent background (and all vector)?

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Hi stinkykong,

Could you attach the .afdesign file.

This should work fine, i just exported a simple drawing with a transparent background without issue, so suspect there will be something in your file causing the issue.

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Perhaps stinkykong means the document background that is/gets white, when you open the EPS? Turning this background to transparent shows that the EPS has no white background.


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I'll attach the file as an example but it happens all the time. I just started anew with a file set for web with px as unit, transparent background checked. Added content, exported as EPS with settings to be vector, rastorize nothing, don't use JPG compression... see attached.

The results are nice except for the white background.

Joachim, where do you change the background in Affinity Designer? I see that in creating new documents but not in editing documents.

 

hoffLogoTest2.eps

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I have the same issue. Have a Designer 1.8.3 graphic that shows with trans background, has that set in Setup, but when exported as an EPS, has a white background. I also need to have this file as a usable EPS with transparency. How is that done in Designer? Doesn't seem to work.

 

Screen Shot 2020-06-19 at 12.26.37 PM.jpg

Aero 20-yr in UK logo.eps.zip


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Unfortunately I cannot use your attached EPS as there is already the white background part of your logo. But here is to export without background: Select the complete logo, then export and from Area pick Selection without background. It works as you see at image where I placed the logo in Indesign.

export-1.jpg

export-2.jpg


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Thanks for the assistance! That's a well hidden method to get a transparent background! I tried that but still no luck. I still get a white background when placing the EPS in either APub or ID. 

I've attached the ADes file to see if there is a possible problem with the artwork. I have to say that I never had an issue like this back with AI, so am a bit discouraged that something so seemingly simple can be so complex.

Again, thanks for the help!

Screen Shot 2020-06-22 at 10.25.54 AM.jpg

Aero 20-yr in UK logo.afdesign


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Interesting! If I Export and select the More/Rasterize Nothing, I get a transparent background, but I also lose all the beveling and metal effects. Not really a solution if that's the only way to get a trans background. Really seems strange.


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Just tried copy/pasting elements into a new ADes doc, same results. Simply cannot get it to export a correct EPS with trans.


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6 hours ago, nwhit said:

I get a transparent background, but I also lose all the beveling and metal effects

These features are causing the graphic to getting rasterized (unless you force vector format, in which case you lose these effects).

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Does it have to be EPS? PDF would work.


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10 hours ago, Joachim_L said:

Does it have to be EPS? PDF would work.

You're right. Seems that a pdf might do the trick. I'm just so "trained" after all these years to use EPS for scalable graphics. It places just fine in APub. Just hope it will output properly without any issues when used in a printing piece. 


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2 hours ago, nwhit said:

You're right. Seems that a pdf might do the trick. I'm just so "trained" after all these years to use EPS for scalable graphics. It places just fine in APub. Just hope it will output properly without any issues when used in a printing piece.

You can produce a PDF export with these effects that does not have white background, but can you really produce vector graphics while keeping the effects? My experience is that all Fx adjustments cause the job to be rasterized, no matter whether you export to EPS, PDF or SVG. You can force not to rasterize, but then you also lose those effects.

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4 hours ago, Lagarto said:

You can produce a PDF export with these effects that does not have white background, but can you really produce vector graphics while keeping the effects? My experience is that all Fx adjustments cause the job to be rasterized, no matter whether you export to EPS, PDF or SVG. You can force not to rasterize, but then you also lose those effects.

Yes, agreed. Get spoiled with the new beveling, metal, etc., but as you say, can't do that vector I guess. In the end, may just have to do a giant PNG and scale it down to size. Although I guess I then have to re-look at the limitations of PNG! 😣


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