I've been working on items in Illustrator, and noticed a HUGE change when I transfer them into Photoshop. What I am doing is creating images (and text) in Illustrator.
Then I select, Control + C to copy, then I paste into my 300dpi document in Photoshop to add textures, etc. Once they are brought in... the text is pixelated and not clear like it is in Illustrator.
What am I doing wrong? Or how do I fix this?
Left (is the Photoshop Image) AFTER Transfer ------ Right (Original Image in Illustrator)
You did not say if your screenshots are at 100% or zoomed in, or if this is for digital or print, as that also has alot to do with this. How does this look at 100% scale in photoshop, 1 pixle data = 1 pixel of screen reoslution?
300 dpi is the most common resolution for continuos tone CT in printing. Linework Resolution is between 1200 & 3386 dpi.
Sorry the screen shots were at 66%. This is how it looks at 100% (see below) Photoshop version.
This is also for printing. But if it is created in Illustrator shouldn't it maintain the vector scaled images?
I'm not understand how it pixelates them once brought into Photoshop. I am leaving them as Smart Images, not rasterizing them.
There is something wrong here, your M should look like mine below. You have some enexplained spots going on rather than a solid color. Are you using some raster effects on your type, than that is your problem.
Need to know more about the construction of your Illustrator file to help. We may be able to fix this with a mask for the type over a texture, but then I am just guessing at what you have, so don't want to say anymore.
I am really more concerned about the pixelation going on, on the letters.
The spots are what I'm doing after in Photoshop. I'm putting textures and distressing to make it look more "older".
But I want the text to be clear. So sorry, I should have shown a screen shot of the object by itself without texturing.
Here it is... IN Photoshop (without textures) I'm wondering how to get the image/text clear, without pixelation... like it is in Illustrator.
I am not doing ANY rasterizing. It is just copying the Illustrator, pasting into Photoshop (as a Smart Object).
I made these to begin with in Illustrator, becuase I am creating ALOT of files, and it helps to align all of them properly. They are just basic shapes, and basic text. Then I bring them into Photoshop for distressing.
OK. Here are the files:
I am using Illustrator CC and Photoshop CS5
I opened your CC file in CS6, and it looked rastered. I opened the smart object, copied and pasted a new smart object and now this looks good now. (I had to substitute Arno Pro Bold since I did not have your font). This may be a CC issue, so if anyone with CC can help out, try downloading the file.
Check your clipboard settings against mine. Try from Illsutrator saving as a .eps and placing taht .eps as a smart object.