17 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2016 10:48 PM by Herbert2001

    Photoshop CS6 - Pasting Smart Objects from InDesign CS6 look awful

    hejole

      Since upgrading from CS5 I'm having a huge problem using Smart Objects.

       

      What:

      Smart Objects pasted from InDesign into Photoshop are pixelated and corny beyond belief. Originating material placed in InDesign is hi-res (e.g. 600ppi) but when pasted in PS it looks crappy.

       

      How:

      Selecting an image in InDesign and pasting it in PS in a 72ppi file.

      Typically I need to copy elements from previous art in ID and re-compose and use for web.

       

      Why:

      Can't seem to fix it. Have tried with Anti-Aliasing both on and off to no avail. None of the Image Interpolation settings affect this either.

      Only solution is to scale the placed Smart Object to something like 400% where it suddenly looks nice again, rasterize and then scale it back down.

       

      Theory:

      Smart Object scaling is flawed in PS CS6.

       

      Note: All scaled images in InDesign already look gritty and awful. Even with Display Performance: High Quality set (using default settings). Seems to me like CS6 scaling is b a d.

       

       

      Anyone else seeing this?

       

      Thanks

       

      Image 1: Smart Object rasterized at same size as placed. (ouch. awful.)

      SmartObject.png

       

      Image 2: Smart Object Scaled to 400%, rasterized and then scaled back to original size (yum yum, like it used to be without up-rasterize-down-scaling)

      SmartObjectScaleUpRasterizeScaleBack.png