export corel files to AI
Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:45 AM
If plain color design...
just export it to EPS or AI.
If toning color is used, without any effect (shadow or transparency), export to AI.
(Depend on color that you use especially if RGB based color, maybe need repair to the color a bit in AI).
Don't embed color profile when exporting.
If effect is used (like shadow or transparency), export to PDF
(use prepress as preset, select NONE for bitmap compression, use 300 dpi for color, 300 dpi for grayscale, 1200 for monochrome bitmap downsampling when exporting the pdf).
The drop shadow needs to be separated/break-apart and convert to transparent bitmap first in coreldraw. Transparency, leave it as it is.
Object with toning color need to be recolor in AI (so better export to PDF the plain color copy of your design version, remake the toning color later in AI,
or, export also AI format for toning color version, open both files in AI, so you can just use eyedropper to copy the color in AI).
Other note: if you use texture fill, don't apply it directly to the object, but "place inside container" rectangle with texture fill to the object. Before export to PDF, extract it from container and convert the rectangle texture to 300 dpi bitmap (clipping mask it later in AI). Here is what I mean.
This is between Illustrator CS3 and CorelDraw x5...Other than this, not sure...
Edited by morabira, 01 November 2012 - 04:20 AM.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:52 PM
This is also between Illustrator CS3 and CorelDraw x5...Other than this, not sure...
Make sure also to use correct color. If CMYK printing, use only CMYK color.
If spot color printing, use only spot color (if spot color design, don't use toning/fountain/gradient fill, tinting percent is OK, spot color bitmap monotone/duotone is OK, ....if we're stubborn enough to use toning fill, we need to remake the toning in AI.. or make toning in coreldraw but convert it to spot color bitmap monotone/duotone before PDF export. How? refer here...
or make toning in coreldraw, export as AI instead of PDF but don't use monotone/duotone bitmap (make sure don't "convert spot color to RGB" during the export)...
Edited by morabira, 24 October 2012 - 07:43 PM.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:18 PM
Shadow, powerclip, texture fill, transparency, blend effect, mesh fill, envelope, artistic media no problem for print ready pdf.....but like I said, from CorelDraw x5, opened in Illustrator CS3....other version, not sure. For other version, better separate/break apart/convert-to-curve any effect first and convert to bitmap any raster effect or raster fill...
For safer solution for print ready file, just embed anything that is suitable to be embedded like background and complex design as bitmap.
Even better solution, use the first method rather than the second method if we've both Coreldraw and AI even for a print ready file (re-toning and re-clip in AI).
For print ready file, better convert the font to curve in the design itself before export, and save the converted version as another file if we want to keep original file.
Edited by morabira, 28 October 2012 - 05:31 AM.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:17 AM
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