vector logo to psd

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by cmichaud, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. cmichaud

    cmichaud Guest

    I want to take a logo created in illustrator and move it into a
    photoshop document as a layer. How do i do this. Do i resize the
    vector image in illustrator.....and what do i save it as to keep the
    graphic integrity. i am brand new at this and flying from the hip. my
    problem is currently i am taking the logo and resizing it in photoshop
    and its not coming out sharp.

    please help
    cmichaud, Jul 21, 2006
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  2. cmichaud

    Kingdom Guest

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    Don't move it into photoshop!

    Photoshop is an image manipulation application, images are raster not
    vector, Although PS does have a vector capability it is limited compared to
    illustrator which is is a vector application. In PS your vector graphic
    will degrade, hence the woolines whereas in illustator it will remain
    Kingdom, Jul 22, 2006
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    tacit Guest

    You are correct; it will not come out sharp. Images in Photoshop are
    made out of pixels. Curves and non-vertical/non-horizontal lines that
    are made out of pixels will never be as sharp as vector objects.

    First, why do you need the logo in Photoshop? Do you plan to use it on
    the Web? If so, you'll simply have to accept that it will not be as
    sharp as the original vector logo; nothing you can do about it.
    tacit, Jul 22, 2006
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    Chris Havel Guest

    .... well, except he could make sure when he rasterizes the image in
    Photoshop, he sets the initial image size in pixels larger than the
    final needed output, and scale it >down< in Photoshop, and then sharpen
    it a bit. True, not as pleasant as the vector output, but it should look
    fine for web use.
    Chris Havel, Jul 22, 2006
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    inez Guest

    Well, if it's needed for web it could be resized in Illy as vector, then
    just Save for Web and keep the original vector image intact.
    inez, Jul 23, 2006
  6. cmichaud

    Chris Havel Guest

    Sure. Depends on how you like to work. For me, it's easier to push
    pixels around in a program designed to manipulate pixels. The original
    vector image is intact regardless.
    Chris Havel, Jul 23, 2006
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