Importing a vector-based EPS logo into a Photoshop PSD file...

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Adam, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    Any way to open an EPS file with Photoshop without rasterizing it? I can do
    it just fine in AI, but I'm trying to do it without going through AI. The
    EPS file has got vector objects I'd like to use, but keep as vector objects
    if at all possible.
    Adam, Jan 22, 2009
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  2. Adam

    Usenet Guest

    ..eps files are vector; PS is pixel-based. So you can't have a vector
    image as part of the output. But an .eps file on its own PS layer as a
    Smart Object retains is vector qualities for editing and manipulating.
    But once you output to final format (jpeg, .psd, tiff, etc.), the vector
    object is rasterized.

    Have you tried going the other way, with AI as the basis and embedding
    or tracing the photo so everything is vector?
    Usenet, Jan 22, 2009
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  3. Copy the object to the clipboard (which you may have to do in AI
    anyway, but keep reading)

    Paste it into PS.

    You'll get a dialog asking how you want it to come into the
    application. Pick Shape Layer

    It comes in as an editable vector. Stays there when you save the file
    as long as you keep it native. You can, and import it anywhere as a
    smart object -- inside the CS4 space.

    gary in florida
    Self-meditating in Tampa, Florida USA, Jan 23, 2009
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