I re-created title cards in After Effects 4, and they still look crappy. I tried Photoshop, and they looked crappy from there as well. Is there some scan or pixel shape setting I need to attend to. Thanks in advance for your help.
For best results I recommend you create the titles using the same resolution and pixel aspect ratio as your project, for example 720x480 0.9 for NTSC DV.
You will also find links to many free tutorials in the PremiereProPedia that will quickly show you how things are done in Premiere Pro.
I use AI quite a bit for the creation of all sorts of Shapes in PS to be used in Pr. In PS, I always use these in an image set up to match my Pr Project, i.e. NTSC 720x480 PAR 0.9. These always look very good, when I Import them as .PSD's into Pr.
Exactly what workflow have you used between AI, PS and Pr? What are your Pr Project settings, and what are your image dimensions in PS? Can you attach an example of what is looking bad with your PS image containing AI material? Hint: you'll need to do a Save_As JPEG, but do keep the compression down (higher quality # in PS), and then use the little "camera" icon in the middle of the forum editing screen, NOT the Attach Files dialog box at the bottom.