you still don't understand what you're doing!
as long as you order the stack of your paths in a mannar that one element with a solid fill ('polygon759'
) lies on top of almost everything else, you need transparency related blend modes to see the other elements.
- take a look at the stack order of your elements! (either in the 'outline' window or in 'properties' → 'x, y, z')
- if you really like to work with vectors, use a real vector tool like 'inkscape'…
…The portion of the letter's ghost that lies inside the cartouche remains unselectable and uneditable even though it is part of the letter's shape frame and the letter itself is editable. Also the potion of the ghost that is uneditable overlies the deep yellow.
i could repeat my first sentence…
what you call the 'ghost'
is part of 'polygon3'
…and in reality it underlies the outer form of your 'cartouche'
. when you set the blend mode to 'normal'
, the whole 'polygon3'
will be invisible (as long as you don't shift it up in the stack…) the darker yellow tone is a result of the blend mode set to multiply
btw. you can select this polygon with the mouse pointer. but to select an element wich lies below an other one, you need to press 'ctrl'
on macOS) while you click through the stack.
Also I noted that the two Split Polygons are not the letter's polygon frame and the final cartouche's polygon frame, but the letter's frame and the cartouche's frame that has expanded to include the letter's separate frame as well.
yes, as you didn't separate your polygons with 'undo'
, just the two closed paths have been separated. so the left part of the letter 'A'
became part of the inner 'cartouche'
, while the right part belongs to the outer one…
…three (not two) polygons have transparencies, even though opacity is now set at 100%(?).
set the blend mode to 'normal
…It did not give me the option to export as, the required, PDF-x-1a. Do you see a reason why this PDF/X type was not an option?
activate your color management and scribus will show .pdf/x-1a
…This is a case where there is no physical connection between the two combined parts. Is this likely to be a known problem?
this is not a problem!
but at th moment your file is far away from a clean vector logo (and as i suggested earlier, you should better use inkscape for this…)