I created some designs for print on photoshop and when I save as a photoshop PDF, the printers are saying they see some white text behind the copy on a particular line. This is really perplexing to me because 1) I never created another layer with text behind and 2) I literally cannot see anything on photoshop in the layers section? screenshot of the spread on Adobe PDF reader, on the last line you can see the white behind the text

The first screenshot is of the spread on Adobe PDF reader, on the last line you can see the white behind the text.

photoshop screenshot with no white behind

In the second screenshot i'm looking directly at the file in Photoshop which I created the document in. There's no white text showing and this is the same case for the layers section it's not there because i've never added it! layers panel with no white text To make this even more confusing, i've created 3 documents by duplicating this one and they seem fine, all the module lines are fine except the last one. I'm a little stressed as this needs to go to print asap yet i'm being asked to remove something I can't see as existing. Does anyone have any idea of what's causing this?

I can see the white text while the PDF is loading it appears before the black text white text appearing

  • 2
    Looks like that line of text is set to knockout of the gradient.
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 7, 2023 at 8:44
  • @Scott I've checked on layer settings and there's no knockout or any other blend option ibb.co/qshtPTm (screenshot in the link)
    – Hanah
    Commented Dec 7, 2023 at 9:00
  • Change the blend mode of the type to "darken".. that will kill the knockout.
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 8, 2023 at 7:39


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