Some pdfs when inserted into LayOut are transparent. I think this is only ones that are created as vector files like from ACAD. I have an old site plan that I made in ACAD and now need to update this, but want to do it in SketchUp and LayOut. So, I made an SU file showing the property lines and the various objects on the site. Buildings, driveway, patio, grass areas. I want the SU file in LayOut to behind the transparent PDF. I inserted both files into LO and this if great. Works like a charm, but then I realized that I needed to change some of the text and lines in the pdf. A walkway was removed and the area numbers had changed. No problem. I open the pdf in PhotoShop. It comes in as transparent, this is good. I erase the stuff I no longer want. Save a copy of the file and reinsert the pdf into LO. Oops, now it is not transparent. I re-open the pdf in PS and it is still transparent. I delete and re-insert into LO, still not transparent. I then decide to make a copy of the pdf as a GIF. I insert this and it is transparent. Yea!, but the gif slows down my beautiful and really fast iMac to a crawl, really less than a crawl.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Below is a dropbox link to a zip file with the LO file with the gif and pdf inserted, also both image files.