Graphic file formats, master files, Inkscape and me
May 19, 2013 4:01 PM Subscribe
How do I get Inkscape files ready to be worked on in Illustrator?
posted by Biblio to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have some SVG files that I need to give to a professional graphic designer. These are files relating to a logo that I designed myself for our church. The designer is the husband of a church board member who has agreed to give us some design help.
The logo was created in Inkscape and saved as color, grayscale and b and w SVGs. I also exported the files into PNGs.
The designer says neither of those files are standard and he needs them to be EPS so he can use them to create master files in Illustrator. He shouldn't actually need to edit the logo itself.
I feel like I'm getting some weird attitude from this board member because I created this logo without being a bonafide designer like her husband. So I'm trying to make sure anything I send her at this point is exactly what she and her husband want. I downloaded a trial of Illustrator to see what would happen if I sent him the files the way I have them. The last thing I want is to hear back that they can't get the files and now we have to start all over again.
The SVGs open fine, but don't render as smoothly as in Inkscape. Lines are jagged and colors look desaturated. If I save the SVGs as EPS files in Inkscape (at 300 dpi) I get the same result in Illustrator. If I open either file in Scribus they look fine on the screen. If I print any of these files from any of these applications they print almost 100% perfectly. If you look closely, though, there is still some jaggedness on the diagonal lines.
I know I could just send him the EPS files as is, but I want to make sure that:
A. My original vector will print as smoothly as possible even after being converted to other formats
B. My EPS is saved the best way for this guy to work on in Illustrator
C. There isn't a better way to get him the files that he and I are missing