i created a logo in photoshop, i rasterized some of the font to edit.. the logo is perfect and crisp in photoshop, its set to 300 dpi. i was told by factory that will be printing the logo that it will be done through illustartor and when i open with illustrator the rasterized text and other text are not clear but when i set the dpi to 72 dpi it is clear in illustrator. my question is will this photoshop file print clearly at 300 dpi with illustrator?
Do you know you can edit how text looks without rasterising it? With your text layer selected go to the Type menu and choose Convert text to shape. Then use the Direct selection tool (a) to click on one of the letters so you can edit it. This way you are still sending a scalable vector graphic to Illustrator.
You should not be seeing the problem you describe. Lacking from your post are information about which versions of the programs you are using and also exactly how you are getting your photoshop file into Illustrator and what parameters you choose to make the transition.
It is also not clear why you rasterize any of the text in Photoshop.
If you convert your text to shape, which you should not need to do, you then loose your ability to edit the text. Yes, you can modify its size & shape, but you cannot edit it, that is, change the letters, the font, ....
The bottom line is that a 300 dpi photoshop file with normal text layers should work fine in Illustrator.
i am using photoshop cs5 and illustrator cs6... and i am simply right clicking the psd file and opening with illustrator, if you can please give me some pointers in how to get the file into illustartor and same quality i would appreciate it, thank you
i am using photoshop cs5 and illustrator cs6... and i am simply right clicking the psd file and opening with illustrator, if you can please give me some pointers in how to get the file into illustartor and same quality…
Totally independent from the fact that it boggles my mind why you didn't create the logo in Illustrator in the first place, as Illustrator is the logical choice for creating logos, have you tried using the Place command from within Illustrator? Instead of opening it in Illustrator, try placing your logo into an existing Illustrator document.
Trying to resolve problems like this with only generic input is difficult. It is much better if you were to provide screen shots of your particular documents or other numeric data. Under the circumstances, here is the best advice I can offer.
Within Photoshop the "dpi" setting (should be ppi or pixels per inch) is only meta data that comes into play when you try and produce a print of some sort. Since you are intending to print, this setting matters, but the pixel count in the image also matters. What you should do is first determine your print size, lets say 3 inches by 2 inches as an example. At 300 pixels per inch you want to create your Photoshop document to be 900 pixels by 300 pixels.
Create your logo artwork and text within Photshop. Ideally, both would be vector entities, that is, made up of shape layers and normal text layers. The text should not be rasterized unless there is some compelling need. If you do something like warping text it will remain vectorized in Photoshop, but will be rasterized when digested by Illustrator. You can then save your psd file and it should print fine at its intended size, from Illustrator. When you open the psd file into Illustrator choose the "Convert Layers to Objects" option otherwise it will enter as a single layer image (rasterized). I suggest you make test prints with your desktop printer using both Photoshop & Illustrator
to monitor the results of using Illustrator as a print engine. I would typically do the opposite and use Photoshop as a print engine for Illustrator documents.
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