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I designed a vector in Adobe Illustrator CS6, but when saved as an .eps file, white vertical lines appear in my gradient.

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What is happening? I've tried rasterizing the vector at 300 PPI with anti-aliasing, but the edges look jagged (but I really want to keep it as a vector anyway)

Does anyone have any idea what I could do?

Additional info: The lines appear when I place the .eps file into Photoshop. When I open it in Illustrator though, it is as smooth as a baby's behind. I saved it in Illustrator EPS CS6.

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It looks like you're saving to an old EPS format and the gradient is being converted into many objects and a mask. Saving as a newer EPS format or as a PDF should fix the issue.

Q: Are the lines just in the preview, or also in the artwork when you open it up? Is the gradient still intact when you open the EPS again in Illustrator?

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The lines only appear when placing the file in Photoshop. If I open it in Photoshop though, it prompts me to rasterize the file. That rasterized image is smooth - no white lines. So I guess I could conclude that there's nothing wrong with my EPS file, just that I can't place it in Photoshop... –  AKG Feb 6 '13 at 17:41
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