Importing tiffs to Illustrator

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by irishgrizzly, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Can you tell me an easy way to get tiffs from photoshop to Illustrator with regard in retaining transparency. Ideally I'd like to export my photoshop file with the image on a transparent background, but flat so the file size is low. I'm running CS2.

    At the moment I have to draw a path in photoshop, export it separately and then scale and apply it as a mask.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    i dont get it.

    its an eps. open the eps in AI?

    if you open anything into photoshop, its rasterized.

    why do you need photoshop?
     
  5. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

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    Export it as an EPS. This will keep the transparency.

    PNG is good for web not for print if thats what s/he is doing this for.
     
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    If someone needs to import something into illustrator, I assume they were vectorizing (tracing the image) which means a TIFF, regardless of losslessness, doesnt matter.

    png is an easy way to get transparency/masking info.

    .eps is bloated vector
     
  7. ac6789 macrumors member

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    If you have to use TIFF or EPS your only option is to use an EPS file with a clipping mask to maintain transparency information.

    Of if it's acceptable, you can import the PhotoShop file into illustrator and maintain transparency that way.
     

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