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Marita
Mar 27, 2006
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Hi – I have a print project where the printer is requiring an .eps file. I’m using Photoshop CS. I have three .eps options, Photoshop EPS, Photoshop DCS 1.0, and Photoshop DCS 2.0. There are also options within each. I’m having trouble getting the saved files to open up correctly in Photoshop and other applications. Any advice on which setting to use, and what options? I need to retain transparency in certain areas.

Thanks so much!
Marita
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edjh
Mar 27, 2006
Marita wrote:
Hi – I have a print project where the printer is requiring an .eps file. I’m using Photoshop CS. I have three .eps options, Photoshop EPS, Photoshop DCS 1.0, and Photoshop DCS 2.0. There are also options within each. I’m having trouble getting the saved files to open up correctly in Photoshop and other applications. Any advice on which setting to use, and what options? I need to retain transparency in certain areas.

Thanks so much!
Marita
Eps doesn’t support transparency without a Clipping Path. Not sure but I think that’s true of the DCS formats as well.


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Tacit
Mar 28, 2006
In article <qnXVf.19695$>,
"Marita" wrote:

Hi – I have a print project where the printer is requiring an .eps file. I’m using Photoshop CS. I have three .eps options, Photoshop EPS, Photoshop DCS 1.0, and Photoshop DCS 2.0. There are also options within each. I’m having trouble getting the saved files to open up correctly in Photoshop and other applications. Any advice on which setting to use, and what options? I need to retain transparency in certain areas.

Use EPS. DCS is only for special-purpose EPS, generally spot-color EPS.

EPS does not support transparency. If you wish to make part of an image transparent, you must use the Pen tool to put a path around the part which should be opaque, then turn the path into a clipping path. If oyu want to use this image for professional printing on a printing press, you should probably consider hiring someone with experience to do this job for you; what you are trying to do takes skill, and you will not get good results if you are not familiar with this task.


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KatWoman
Mar 28, 2006
"tacit" wrote in message
In article <qnXVf.19695$>,
"Marita" wrote:

Hi – I have a print project where the printer is requiring an .eps file. I’m using Photoshop CS. I have three .eps options, Photoshop EPS, Photoshop
DCS 1.0, and Photoshop DCS 2.0. There are also options within each. I’m having trouble getting the saved files to open up correctly in Photoshop and
other applications. Any advice on which setting to use, and what options?
I need to retain transparency in certain areas.

Use EPS. DCS is only for special-purpose EPS, generally spot-color EPS.
EPS does not support transparency. If you wish to make part of an image transparent, you must use the Pen tool to put a path around the part which should be opaque, then turn the path into a clipping path. If oyu want to use this image for professional printing on a printing press, you should probably consider hiring someone with experience to do this job for you; what you are trying to do takes skill, and you will not get good results if you are not familiar with this task.

I have never used eps yet
can clipping paths be feathered like selections??
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Tacit
Mar 28, 2006
In article <tSgWf.40$>,
"KatWoman" wrote:

I have never used eps yet
can clipping paths be feathered like selections??

No. A clipping path is a razor-sharp outline; it creates a hard, non-feathered silhouette.

For feathering, the best approach is usually to merge the object that needs to be feathered with its background in Photoshop.


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KatWoman
Mar 29, 2006
"tacit" wrote in message
In article <tSgWf.40$>,
"KatWoman" wrote:

I have never used eps yet
can clipping paths be feathered like selections??

No. A clipping path is a razor-sharp outline; it creates a hard, non-feathered silhouette.

For feathering, the best approach is usually to merge the object that needs to be feathered with its background in Photoshop.

Thanks tacit
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