Vector in/vector out?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Martin Chiselwitt, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. HI all,
    I am trying to do the following...

    Copy a shape from Flash, paste into Photoshop.. Fill with black...
    So far so goode

    But what i need to do then is trace this shape with a path so that I can
    export, or copy + paste this shape back into Flash as a vector shape..

    Can anyone advise best way to do this?

    many thanks

    m c
    Martin Chiselwitt, Dec 7, 2003
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    edjh Guest

    Can't you do all this in Flash itself? Why paste in Photoshop?
    edjh, Dec 7, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    And if they're doing vectors, why are they using Photoshop in the
    first place?
    Hecate, Dec 8, 2003
  4. OK, fair point.

    What I am trying to do is make realistic shadows that are quite complex
    and simply cannot be done in Flash with the skewing tool.
    I thought initially that Photoshop would be able to deal with this
    complexity, but I am being proved wrong. I mistakenly thought I might be
    able to apply 'multiple' anchors to the skewing but i cannot... So the
    shadows still do not look right...
    While attempting to do this work, it occured to me that I never use the
    vector aspects of Photoshop and have little knowledge of it. I am simply
    quite curious...
    Nothing wrong with that, is there?


    m c
    Martin Chiselwitt, Dec 8, 2003
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    Dr. J. Smith Guest

    Hey Martin,
    I don't know a lot about Flash but if it recognizes .ai (Illustrator) files
    or if you can convert them then all you need to do is create your shape
    (sounds like liquify would be a handy tool for what you're doing), select
    it, convert your selection to a path (little icon at the bottom of the Path
    Palette), and then File / Export / Paths to Illustrator.
    Let us know how you make out... ~Dr. J
    Dr. J. Smith, Dec 9, 2003
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    Larry Bud Guest

    How about exporting it as an EPS, and importing that into Flash?
    Larry Bud, Dec 9, 2003
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    Larry Bud Guest

    And if they're doing vectors, why are they using Photoshop in the
    Maybe that's all they have, eh?

    Photoshop does a fine job at simple vectors. I find the pen tools in
    PS to be much more consistent than the way they work in AI. Sometimes
    trying to select a single point in AI is a PITA.
    Larry Bud, Dec 9, 2003
  8. I'd use Fireworks with Flash
    Glenn Pechacek, Dec 9, 2003
  9. THanks for the advice.. I just discovered the wonders of EPS.. it's
    exactly the solution i was looking for..

    now though.. ahh, but i have to post that as a seperate question!....

    m c
    Martin Chiselwitt, Dec 9, 2003
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    RTM Guest

    I'd use dynamite with it, but thats probably just because I'm on a 56k
    RTM, Dec 9, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    Which is why I use Freehand or Corel Draw ;-)
    Hecate, Dec 10, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    LOL! But Glenn's right in a way because you then use the easy
    import/export and make the images PNGs which is Fireworks native
    Hecate, Dec 10, 2003
  13. EPS file format is the answer to my question thanks...

    fireworks sucketh

    how can u use fireworks after using Photoshop??

    Martin Chiselwitt, Dec 10, 2003
  14. BS .... I use alot of different programs, I'm not married to PhotoShop.

    Glenn Pechacek, Dec 10, 2003
  15. ha ha ha ha...

    thanks for that, i needed a good laff
    Martin Chiselwitt, Dec 11, 2003
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