I Don’t fully understand whether my image is saving as a vector pdf or regular bitmap pdf when I export to PDF. can someone explain how to do this correctly? Trying to export to pdf to blow up the image without resolution loss for outdoor banners about 4’x10’. TIA
If you save your Draw vector work to a pdf it should be vector thus scalable as big as you want. Quick test.
Open your saved pdf in Draw, still vector??
I do this a lot for poster/billboard display work.
There are options in setting up a pdf but I believe if you simply save your work with the default setting it should be good.
There are many folks here that might want to add or correct my comments?
If your CorelDRAW file contains vectors and bitmap, each one will be the same on the PDF.That means, vector will be remain as vector and bitmap as bitmap. The only difference could be the image resolution of the bitmap, because you can change it on the Publish to PDF dialog.
For large printing you don't need more than 150 dpi on your images
I always opt to convert the fonts in the settings too.
Do you mean convert text to curves? It's not necessary since PDF allows to embed fonts. Only if the font has some kind of restriction, but converting a large amount of text could produce a very complex file, and some RIP could have problem on rendering. Imagine a document with several pages and text, it could be something crazy, althousgh the file size will not increase too much
Embedding fonts doesn't always work. Better safe than sorry.
Yes, if the design is font heavy it can make for a large file. 99% of our stuff is single page and not font heavy.