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Thu, 22 January 2009 00:31 Go to next message
Smurfy (Photoshop expert)
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.
Thu, 22 January 2009 11:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bob LaBlawgh (Photoshop begginer)
Adam wrote:
> 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.
>
>

..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?

--
Bob LaBlawgh
“It's never too late to have a happy childhood.”
Fri, 23 January 2009 12:10 Go to previous message
garypoyssick (Advanced Photoshop user)
On Jan 22, 11:01 am, Usenet <f...@nothing.de.au> wrote:
> Adam wrote:
> > 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.
>
> .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?
>
> --
> Bob LaBlawgh
> “It's never too late to have a happy childhood.”

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
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