Trying to import line art from an EPS file into a PSD

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Tue, 20 January 2009 21:06 Go to next message
Smurfy (Photoshop expert)
Using CS4...

....how do I import a line art-based logo saved as an illustrator EPS file
into Photoshop, without rasterizing?

- Opening the EPS in Photoshop will rasterize it.
- Drag-dropping from Illustrator to an open Photoshop document will create a
Vector Smart Object that can only be edited by going back in Illustrator.
- Copying the paths from Illustrator and pasting them in a Photoshop
document will offer you to paste as a 1) Smart Object, 2) Pixels
(rasterized), 3) Path, or 4) Shape Layer.

You'd think the Shape Layer would do the trick, except it pastes everything
as one layer, overruling any color distinctions with one flat color.

Help?
Tue, 20 January 2009 22:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John J (Photoshop expert)
Adam wrote:
> Using CS4...
>
> ...how do I import a line art-based logo saved as an illustrator EPS file
> into Photoshop, without rasterizing?

You can't. Not really.

Am I correct that you do not have access to Illustrator?
Wed, 21 January 2009 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
nomail (Photoshop expert)
Adam <no@thanks.com> wrote:

> ...how do I import a line art-based logo saved as an illustrator EPS file
> into Photoshop, without rasterizing?

Make it a smart object by using the 'place' command to import it.


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Wed, 21 January 2009 08:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bdchmura (Advanced Photoshop user)
try to Copy from Illy and Paste into PShop and pick from a list of 4
choices.
It works from any .AI file normally.

gar

Adam wrote:
> Using CS4...
>
> ...how do I import a line art-based logo saved as an illustrator EPS file
> into Photoshop, without rasterizing?
>
> - Opening the EPS in Photoshop will rasterize it.
> - Drag-dropping from Illustrator to an open Photoshop document will create a
> Vector Smart Object that can only be edited by going back in Illustrator.
> - Copying the paths from Illustrator and pasting them in a Photoshop
> document will offer you to paste as a 1) Smart Object, 2) Pixels
> (rasterized), 3) Path, or 4) Shape Layer.
>
> You'd think the Shape Layer would do the trick, except it pastes everything
> as one layer, overruling any color distinctions with one flat color.
>
> Help?
>
>
Wed, 21 January 2009 09:20 Go to previous message
John J (Photoshop expert)
Johan W. Elzenga wrote:
> Adam <no@thanks.com> wrote:
>
>> ...how do I import a line art-based logo saved as an illustrator EPS file
>> into Photoshop, without rasterizing?
>
> Make it a smart object by using the 'place' command to import it.

Thank you for that. I MUST get the later CS. OP - forget my previous reply.
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