I have talked to several other designers and they can't figure it out. I've read multiple forums and have tried everything they recommend to no avail. My client wants the center glow effect as seen. I've taken it apart piece by piece and narrowed it down to confirm it's the glow causing the problem. I've tried creating the glow, I've tried purchasing a vector glow and inserting it - all have the same result.
In Illustrator, it looks perfect. If I export as a PNG, it looks perfect. If I export as an EPS, the white points of the compass become transparent (they should be white) and the center glow has a white color block behind it (it should be have a gradient transparency). I am at a complete loss on what to do. Is it not possible to have a vector image with a glow?
This is what it should look like when on a colored background.
This is what the EPS looks like when on a colored background. (NOTICE the white section of the compass points are now transparent and the white glow has the color block.)