Problem: Maps exported to EPS or AI display as bands or strips in Adobe Illustrator
Maps exported to EPS or AI display as bands or strips in Adobe Illustrator.
The map contains either one more layers symbolized with transparency and/or picture marker symbols and/or contains raster layers. These types of layers force the map to rasterize on output.
Solution or Workaround
Remove the transparency and/or picture marker symbology and/or the raster layers, or move those layers lower in the order of layers in the Table of Contents.
See the link in the Related Information section below for a sample that helps detect rasterizing layers.
- Detect if any layers use transparency or picture marker symbology and how many layer masks are present in a map