I've made a sketch in Photoshop Elements. The resolution was 743 by 663 pixels. I'm wanting to finish this in Illustrator, but when I open the same file (I have tried both PNG and PSD so far with the same results) in Illustrator, the image is extremely small, yet it says it is zoomed in 100%. In order for me to draw on this, it needs to be the same size that it looked like when it was opened in Photoshop. I understand the image is not actually resized, but the scale makes it appear smaller. And I also understand that illustrator's "pixels" measurments are incorrect (or so I have been told and observed)
I attempted simply rescaling the image myself with the select tool, but unfortunately I lose resolution and some of my sketch lines when I do this.
I'm not a master at any of these programs, so if you have an answer to how I could get the image scale to be "normal," please explain carefully. Thank you.
I saw another forum that said something similar, it told me to up the resolution in the Photoshop file (not quite sure how those two connect, but I went along with it) I changed the resolution to 355 and re-opened it. It seemed right at first but it turned out it was zoomed in 400%, so it was pretty much the same result, just with a resized board.
Also, by finish I mean do the final outline and coloring and add the background. This is a sketch I made before I had Illustrator but I'd like to finish it with this program.
Well not only did I say in the post that I tried that and it eliminated some nessisary lines, but I'd also just like to know how to do this for future refference since I still use Photoshop Elements on occassion.
It is simple math.
If you desire an image's width to take up, for instance, 6 lineal inches in AI, the math is:
A 300 dpi image needs to be 1800 pixels in width: 300 x 6 = 1800
A 72 dpi image needs to be only 432 pixels in width: 72 x 6 = 432
the blue top image is 1800 px in width @ 300 dpi
the green lower image is 432 px in width @ 72 dpi
Both were placed at 100% in size.
Take care, Mike
It happens when the resolution is already 72 ppi(almost the same but still not the same size). Use 'to100pct(find it here http://www.wundes.com/JS4AI/)' script if you don't want to bother resizing it manually.