How to? Separate layers into different files and then back again..

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Greg Walker, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Greg Walker

    Greg Walker Guest

    I'm working on an overlay for a pinball machine. The original silkscreened
    artwork has been worn by time and by a steel ball rolling over it millions
    of times.
    I have scanned in the playfield in sections and have stitched the sections
    together usign Panavue Image Assembler.
    I have separated the colors the best I could into layers. Some of the lower
    layers are big blocks without much detail. The higher layers are very
    detailed and complicated.
    I would like to work on some of the higher layers using Illustrator in order
    to get crisp lines in the text and nice curves on the circles.

    How do I separate that layer and export it to Illustrator, and then bring it
    back in without everything getting misaligned and messed up?

    Greg
     
    Greg Walker, Aug 7, 2003
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    mike Guest


    This is a photoshop newsgroup, not illustrator.

    ":^) ®


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    mike, Aug 7, 2003
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  3. Greg Walker

    Greg Walker Guest

    Re: How to? Separate layers into different files and then back again..Thanks Mike. I see you have something usefull to say.
    Yes, I'm using photoshop..
    I am exporting FROM Photoshop and then bringing something back INTO Photoshop.
    Are you the local NG content police or just the local prick?

    Greg


    This is a photoshop newsgroup, not illustrator.

    ":^) ®


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    Greg Walker, Aug 7, 2003
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    Alan D-W Guest

    Re: How to? Separate layers into different files and then back again..
    Seems to me he's asking a PS question. He's not asking for help on what to
    do in Illustrator - he's asking for help on exporting a PS layer, working on
    it elsewhere, then getting it back into PS.
    If he had asked his Q in an Illustrator newsgroup I think you'll find he
    would, quite rightly, have been told to ask it in a PS group.
    Alan
     
    Alan D-W, Aug 7, 2003
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  5. Greg Walker

    John Forest Guest

    Try this:
    With only the layer you want to export visible, <Select All>
    Copy by typing <ctrl>C
    Create a new file <File<New
    paste into the new file <Ctrl V
    Flatten the layer and you have a new file with only that layer

    Hope this helps
     
    John Forest, Aug 7, 2003
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  6. Greg Walker

    mike Guest



    Try keeping the graphic in one program, that may help.

    "Chuckle ® " is a registered trademark of ArtistMike.com

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    mike, Aug 7, 2003
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  7. Greg Walker

    mike Guest


    If he does all his work on one program he will not have a problem.

    Move on.



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    mike, Aug 7, 2003
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  8. Greg Walker

    Flatcat Guest

    Indeed, he's been regressing again....kinda like Merlin, but then again, Merlin
    started out wise, mike never got there.
     
    Flatcat, Aug 10, 2003
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  9. Well, gee mike, where would we be without you?
    Are you not our raison d'etre?



    - Foobus
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    Foobus Barrius, Aug 10, 2003
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