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When embedding, it is frequent that the illustrator does not have the fonts of the PDF (e.g. LaTeX symbols), and thus screws all the symbols/text of the original pdf during embedding. This seems to be your main problem, correct? Instead of opening the PDF file in Illustrator, place the PDF file. While the PDF you placed is still selected, go to: ...


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In this instance the "alpha" is referring to a mask channel, not directly meaning transparency in the image itself depending upon the software being used. What they are actually asking for is a PNG32 format. A 24-bit PNG + 8 bits for transparency. Apple is trying to be diplomatic and state things in the lowest common denominator rather than referring to ...


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More on unique features of EPS. PDF is a distilled EPS , that is all the intelligence the EPS file contained has been stripped away. For example, since the EPS is intended to be executed at the printer or RIP stage it can use the printers settings. So the logo could decide to print a specially made black and white version instead of printing a grayscale ...


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EPS is "Encapsulated PostScript," which pretty much gives you its origin and its purpose. It's a legacy file format that permits a visual representation of PostScript code. The only benefit of EPS today is that it's theoretically usable by any vector graphic application, no matter how old, and by legacy equipment such as older computer-controlled engraving ...


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It is a Photoshop issue. You can copy and paste from your browser to Powerpoint and even Microsoft word and it will retain transparency all day long. Mac or PC. Again, it is just Adobe doing a piss poor job on supporting usability again.


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As a rule of thumb, designers retain the original format files such as the actual photoshop, illustrator or indesign files. The client gets the resulting jpg, eps, PDF, etc. This protects your work and your future as a designer. I've seen it happen where designers turn over their original format files, and the client then turns around and hires an inferior ...



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