In a way to meet the Shutterstock guidelines I need to convert my Illustrator ai vector files to EPS 10 format. This conversion can create rasterised elements in an EPS10 files. Shutterstock does not accept vector files which contain raster elements, so the question is -

How can I know if the converted file has any raster elements and how can I treat the issue if there are raster elements.

I use gradient tool in a source ai file.

  • Close, then reopen the EPS after you've saved it.
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 20:55
  • and how can I understand there are rasters in a very complex work?
    – Ilan
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 21:04
  • I don't understand that comment.
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 21:09
  • If I reopen EPS file let say with 100 layers and multiple elements - how can I know that some of them were rasterised instead of being vectors as needed?
    – Ilan
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 21:24
  • Select > Object > RGB Images or Select > Object > CMYK Images
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 21:25

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Unless I'm mistaken, all raster elements should be listed in the Links panel:

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You can show this enabling it in the Window menu

  • Good catch.. yup
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 22:16
  • 3
    From that same pallet, shift-select all of the links, then click the "Go To Link" button (looks like an arrow pointing to a document icon). That will select all of the raster items and you can ditch 'em with a press of the delete key. May not be the best thing for your artwork, but it will make sure there are no raster items in there.
    – TunaMaxx
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 2:01

Try to Expand all the objects with effects first. Gradients, transforms, blends, etc.

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