I use coreldraw for all my designing. I have to design some images for a Honda Dealer. The files available for download from Honda to use are in illustrator format. When i import them into coreldraw and export them for use in pdf or jpeg, only the images imported from AI get pixelated completely whereas the rest of the file is excellent. I have tried importing the ai file, psd file but the same issue. I exported the ai file to eps and then used it in coreldraw and i had good results. kindly help.
The "images available for download are in illustrator format" - by that you mean it's an ai file or psd? Just because it says ai doesn't make it all vector. Sometimes it's a combination of vector and raster. If the raster comes in at a low resolution then exporting them too will result in a low res. It would be hard to go over all the variables. The type of pdf preset used, the resolution of any raster images, etc.
I have tried importing both the ai file or the linked psd file. when imported in to coreldraw they look great. but once exported to pdf or jpeg they are pixelated heavily. The resolution in ai or psd seems to be fine.
I don't want to seem insulting since I don't know your level of knowledge in this field.Have you checked your sampling options in the PDF dialog box? There's a place where you can control your bitmap downsampling.Another thing. Once imported in DRAW, you must verify the SIZE of the document. When you export to PDF, you mus be aware that it exports at the size your file is setted. So, you must adapt the resolution to the size of the document.EX:You can import a PSD or AI file that has a huge resolution of 1200 DPI since it could have been intended to be enlarged when printed to 4, 5 or much times its file's size. Why? Because Illustrator and Photoshop have a much smaller template size than CorelDRAW.If you leave the imported file as is and export to PDF with a standard output preset (many presets are setted at a resolution of 300 DPI), this file, when reopened will appear at the original file's size but with a smaller resolution. So when enlarged to fit to its final printed size, it will end up having a very poor resolution.I don't know if I'm clear enough. Do you understand?