question on "Photoshop eps" format - HELP - URGENT

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Daniel, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Guest


    I created a logo and some text by using Photoshop 7.0 (PC) and it contains
    transparent background. I try to import this "file" to QuarkXpress 5.0 (PC
    as well) and lay it on top to another solid color background, which created
    in QuarkXpress, however the "file" becomes a WHITE background. When I print
    it out, there is a WHITE BOX around my logo.

    My question is...

    1. I saved into "Photoshop eps" format. Does eps support transparent? How
    comes it turns into white background in QuarkXpress?

    2. I can't use "Runaround" feature in QuarkXpress, because there are some
    fine print. Is there any other way to solve my problem, please suggest.

    3. What is the other file format can support transparent in QuarkXpress? And
    what is the difference between Photoshop eps format, Photoshop DCS 1.0 eps
    and Photoshop DCS 2.0 eps?

    Thanks so much.
    Daniel, Nov 19, 2003
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  2. Daniel

    Stuart Guest

    Right before I start Photoshop is not for making logos, I am not saying
    you shouldn't but Illustrator is the program for that.

    Anyway to your question, did you try tiff. If you use illustrator and
    save as a vector eps then you should not have that trouble with the
    white background.

    Stuart, Nov 19, 2003
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  3. Daniel

    Tacit Guest

    I created a logo and some text by using Photoshop 7.0 (PC)...

    You already made a mistake. Photoshop is the wrong tool for this. You need a
    vector program like Illustrator.
    Not in EPS format, it doesn't. EPS doesn't support Photoshop-style
    transparency; it supports clipping paths instead. To make part of an EPS
    transparent, you use the Pen tool to make a path around the part which should
    be opaque, then you save the path as a clipping path.
    ....and even if you put a clipping path around it, it still won't trap correctly
    when you go to run it on press. Use the right tool for the job. Make your logo
    in Illustrator.
    Correct. You must either use a clipping path or use a vector illustration
    Tacit, Nov 19, 2003
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