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  • Laura Shapiro

    May 24, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Hi, All.

    I used an outer glow effect in my illustrator project. I saved it as a pdf. When I open the pdf in acrobat, the outer glow appears normal. When I open it in preview, the outer glow is so faint, it’s hardly visible. Is there something I can do to fix this discrepancy? Can I save the file in a different way so that the glow will be consistent?


  • Vincent Rosati

    May 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I’m sure that if you saved the file as a raster image you would see the drop shadow.
    That would work, but I’m kinda’ being a smarty pants.

    If your subject is white and you just can’t see it in the preview, maybe you could add a layer in the file with a dark background.

    I don’t think that Adobe ever liked the idea that Apple added PDF support to Preview, so perhaps there are just going to be some limitations.


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