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Old 09-15-2006, 05:16 AM   #1
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Sorry to just register to ask a question but unlike some I will definitely be around to try and answer some too.

I have the same PSD placed in Illustrator CS2 twice, one of which is rotated 180 degrees and when I save as a PDF, one of them comes out low-res.

If I turn the whole artwork 180, then the other one becomes low-res and the one that was low-res is now high-res.

Has anyone come accross this before, is there a problem with rotated PSDs in Illustrator.

Would really appreciate any help!
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
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I have the same PSD placed in Illustrator CS2 twice, one of which is rotated 180 degrees and when I save as a PDF, one of them comes out low-res.

If I turn the whole artwork 180, then the other one becomes low-res and the one that was low-res is now high-res.

Has anyone come accross this before, is there a problem with rotated PSDs in Illustrator.

Would really appreciate any help!
Not sure this is help, but did you try rotating the image in Photoshop and placing that instead of asking Illustrator to do it?

You wouldn’t think it would matter, but it might.

And welcome to the forum — we’re glad to have you.

   
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply but I'm not looking for a way to fix it as 2 million have already been printed! I just need to know why it happened so I can tell the client and hopefully make some profit on the job!
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2 million have already been printed!
Kathleen's suggestion is spot on: many workflows have problems with rotated graphics. Mind you, on a major print run, you'd expect somebody to check that it was coming off the press properly (bloody hell - 2 million?!!)

   
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couldnt resist the pop at the poor old printer again mmmmmmmmmmmmm-
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Come on, old chap, you know me better than that Wasn't actually having a go at the bloke.

I'm rushed off my feet as usual, and expect you're the same!

   
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I have been away for 2 weeks and go back Monday - I understand we are though
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Hope you had a good holiday, but it is nice to have you back — we have been too quiet with both you and Marjolein gone!

   
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THank u Kathleen - I do however ration my replies as I hate to see my name at the end of everything :-)
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Old 09-17-2006, 12:10 AM   #10
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I never said it wasn't noticed on press! The client actually press passed it and let it go but they still want to know whose fault it was so they can get the job even cheaper than they already were!

I'm starting to think there isn't really an answer to this, it's just one of those strange things that happen every now and then and is never anyone's fault.

Thanks for looking anyway!

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