I'm trying to figure out the best way to accomplish what I want compared to what I have in my mind.
I was given an AI graphic to use by the client. The graphic is made up of multiple overlapping layers and a couple layers of text. It was made kind of small in an 8.5 x 11 AI file.
They want the graphic to be used as is, but then want another version of it enlarged and the transparency reduced without the text. I imported the AI as a comp so I could have all the AI layers and turn off the text layers when needed.
I created a precomp of the graphic without the text, turned on continuously rasterize. I then imported that into the my main comp, turned on collapse transformations, enlarged it, and reduced the transparency by 50%.
This is where my issue arises. Because the AI was made with overlapping layers and the collapse transform is on, reducing the transparency reduces each layers transparency rather than as a single graphic. So I see all the overlapping points rather than just a toned down graphic.
One possible solution I thought of was parenting all the layers to a single layer in the precomp and enlarging the graphic, thus being able to turn off the collapse transform.
I wasn't sure if that was the best way to go about fixing the issue though.