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Patrick Jean
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Is it possible to create a vector-based pattern in PS CS6?

Mar 24, 2013 5:30 PM

Tags: #photoshop #layer #effect #vector #pattern

hello --


i am trying to use a seamless vector pattern i created in illustrator in photoshop, however when i resize it it is rasterized. is there a way to keep it a vector and use it as a layer effect?


thank you in advance,


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    Mar 25, 2013 1:57 AM   in reply to Patrick Jean

    No, Patterns (and thus Pattern Overlay) in Photoshop are pixel.


    • You could create a sufficiently large area of the pattern in Illustrator and use the paths as Vector Masks in Photoshop (which I’d assume reasonable only if the pattern had very few colors).

    • Or you could paste/place a sufficiently large area of the pattern from Illustrator as a Smart Object in Photoshop. This will not output as vector data but can be scaled in Photoshop and maintain sharp edges.

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