Paths from Illustrator -> Photoshop?

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  1. cleo macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    I have a logo made out of paths in Illustrator. Is it possible to import those paths into Photoshop so I can stroke them, use better filters, etc? I'm stumped.
     
  2. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Re: Paths from Illustrator -> Photoshop?

    What i would do is separate as many of the elements of your logo into layers, and export the file as a layered PSD file. (make sure it's 300dpi, etc). You'll have a file you can open in PS and edit to your heart's content. :)

    In AI, it's File -> Export. Change type to PSD, it'll ask you questions, make sure to include layers. :)

    Lemme know how this works for ya.
    m
     
  3. cleo thread starter macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    Re: Re: Paths from Illustrator -> Photoshop?

    Hmm... It's doing the layers OK, but not the paths themselves. What could I be doing wrong?
     
  4. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: Re: Paths from Illustrator -> Photoshop?

    Ah! My bad. You actually want the paths! Lemme check something and i'll be right back. :)

    If you wanna, IM moxiecreative and i can help you "live"

    m
     
  5. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    you can also try exporting the AI file to EPS and then importing it into PS and rasterizing it that way
     
  6. thirdeg macrumors newbie

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    you could try copying the paths one by one and pasting them in photoshop as paths. When you paste into photoshop it should pop up a box and ask if you want to paste as pixels or paths or something else that I can't remember i think its shape somerhing. Then you will be able to create different path layers.

    Hope this helps
     
  7. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    does pasting as paths also get rid of that odd error where it crops off some of the edges when you paste as pixels?
     

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