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I need to turn this in....another client wants it in eps.  So, I exported it as an eps and clicked no background.  It has a background.  Any suggestions?  Thank you!

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Go to Document Setup... and on the Colour Tab tick the box that sets Transparent background and click OK

Export to eps now.


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Hi Firstdefence!  I tried that just now and it did make the document transparent, so I exported it as eps.  When I went to reopen it, its back to a white background :(

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2 hours ago, kconkling said:

 I tried that just now and it did make the document transparent, so I exported it as eps.  When I went to reopen it, its back to a white background :(

Did you examine it in another app, or only in Designer?


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The only other app I have I have is inkscape and it doesn't take eps.  I don't have AI.  Any other suggestions?  Thank you

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Try this.

  • Create a document in Affinity Designer
  • Add rectangle and colour it to something other than white, maybe a nice blue #D2EBEB
  • Now File > Place... the eps file in that document.

Can you see the blue?

If you can, congratulations you have an eps with a transparent background.


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Inkscape can open EPS, you generally have to ungroup the eps after opening or import, sometimes you have to ungroup twice or more to get the individual components.


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i downloaded free version of IA...here is what it looks like.  I know nothing about it so is this transparent?  I don't know what that white rectangle is behind and couldn't get rid of it, but didn't try that hard.

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Well in AD and in most other graphics apps that gray checkerboard style background pattern already stays for, or indicates you the transparency here.

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Did you used a document with a transparent background when you created your web buttons and menus? - You can set that up when you create an AD document under the color tab on the new document panel. Further you can try to make a copy of your file, then open that file copy and apply/change the document background to transparency on the document settings panel (again see the checkbox under the color tab on that one).

 


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As you can see, in case you created the document with a solid color background (a white one etc.) you can also change the document background afterwards then to be instead transparent for the document and then resave as EPS.

Note further that not all third party viewers etc. do always show up a transparent backgrounds, meaning here even a drawing might does have transparency, some tools don't show it that way up since they (the third party tool to preview) always may have some solid background on which they displays images and drawings. So it's sometimes also tool dependent if they can show and indicate you the transparency or not here.

 


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3 hours ago, kconkling said:

nevermind...if I place a file it will show transparency   so if I open a file, it won't.  

Yes. Current Affinity apps disable transparent background when they open an EPS or PDF, regardless of whether the background should be transparent or not. You can manually toggle the background transparency in Document Setup after opening the file, though, as shown by v_kyr.

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