No, Illustrator files will stay vector images in pdf. So if you don't want them to mess around with it, you need to rasterize it before making the pdf.
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Sent: maandag, augustus 7, 2017 5:26 PM
Subject: [SCIART] gradients in Illustrator
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I am suddenly faced with handing off an Illustrator job for which gradients are a necessary part of the image. I will be handing off a pdf and have no control over the image, which will be both on line and print.
Should I rasterize them before making the pdf or does the pdf do that?
Thanks for any input. I cut my teeth on Illustrator but haven’t used it much in ages and don’t really have any experience with gradients. They are fun though!
Clara Richardson[log in to unmask]
Co-Editor, Journal of Natural Science Illustration
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