Hello fellow Graphic Designers,
I have run into something that has me stumped and I’m hoping someone here can shed some light. I’m going to try to explain it the best way I can.
I downloaded a very pretty EPS background for use in Illustrator. The graphic is a swirly flowery monotone vector. I do not know what the artist used to create the graphic, but it’s an .EPS and I’m working in Adobe Illustrator CC2019.
The graphic looks light gray on the artboard, but is dark gray past the edges. It seems as though the graphic itself is dark gray, but there is some kind of translucent filter wherever the graphic is over the artboard.
The same thing happened with another graphic my colleague downloaded. The graphic has text which is translucent only when it is over the artboard, but a bright orange outside the artboard.
I have no idea what is causing this, but it almost seems like there’s an artboard mask, except it’s tied to the artwork because the translucent effect appears even when I copy/paste the artwork into a new document.
For ease of troubleshooting, I will tell you I have checked the following things:
Layers and layer opacity
Clipping Masks (there is one, but it’s to contain the graphic, normal stuff here)
To further help, here is a screenshot of the actual graphic and what it’s doing:
I would love to learn something new and find out how to create/manipulate this effect.
If there’s anything else you need to know to help troubleshoot, please ask and I’ll try to answer the best that I can.
Thanks in advance!!