I am creating a vector illustration of an ipad or similar. I want to be able to retain vector scalability and have the ability to change the screen image of the ipad to a different image. The screen image layer is currently using a mask to define the screen area and there are a couple of layers over it containg lighting which overlay the screen image.
I have tried to select the current image and 'place' a new image, but I just get a new layer with an unmasked image on top of the previous image.
Can anyone suggest a simple method to add the new screen image. The final file will be handed to people with an even more limited knowledge of illustrator than myself.
I have also tried to export the image to photoshop and then turning the screen image layer into a smart object. Then clicking on the smart object to open the layer, dragging and dropping the new image onto the opened smart object and then saving. This method does replace the image, but when I tested the scalability of the final image in photoshop by changing image size to 10 % and then back to the original size my image had blurry edges. Perhaps because some of the live effects from illustrator (e.g blur, inner glow) are not vector in Photoshop??
Thanks for any help you can supply