View Full Version : How to create an Illustrator File from Photoshop .eps with transparency for shirt

Aug 12, 2010, 12:23 PM
Hi, I made a design for a t-shirt in photoshop. It's just line art. How can I get it to into AI as an .eps while keeping the transparency? I don't work with Illustrator all that much so you'll have to bare with me. Is this possible? What would be the best way to approach this? I didn't use the pen tool in PS.

Thanks guys.

Aug 12, 2010, 09:21 PM
That's going to be tough. It's still raster data (which by the way can be saved into an eps file—eps doesn't mean just vector, it can be mixed use).

But the main thing is they're going to want to be able to do proper colour separations (with spot colours) at high quality. Vectors + spots is ideal for this. But you're going to need to work around that.

Questions: how high res is the file, how detailed is the art and is it colour or solid black?

Aug 12, 2010, 09:29 PM
Without knowing what the design looks like, it's pretty hard to give good advice. Can you post an image?

Aug 12, 2010, 11:24 PM
It's just black and white line art, no color, I've decided to just live trace it. It seems like it did a decent job. Is there a better way to approach this?

Res is set at 200, Letter size.

Aug 13, 2010, 10:40 AM
Live Trace is what I would have done. Simple-dimple.

Once that's done, it's easy to add colors in Illustrator, if that's what you want to do.

Nice drawing, by the way.