If the file is already built in Illustrator why do you need to edit it in Photoshop. You will loose much, including sharpness of image (since all is pixelated), editability of shapes, and text that outputs as text (and thus is hinted).
If you need to rasterize some of the file so you can edit it with Photoshop’s tools then hide everything else and place the file is Photoshop as a Smart Object. Scale and position as you want, then rasterize. Edit as you want, save a PSD, then place that file back in Illustrator.
If you need the whole thing in Photoshop, please tell us why.
Aside from Scott's general points, you might wanna consider that textile printing or the application of foil decals requires those elements to be produced from sharp vector data, not bitmap data due to how silk screen and foil cutting work. That may not go down too wil with sponsors, if they can't get their logos on in a clean fashion. I'm sure if it's not too much work and you can provide the source file with an explanation of what you want changed, someone on this forum might not mind spending 10 minutes to modify it with vectors intact.
Well, I'm designing a jersey and the original design was given to me in .AI format and I want to change it a bit. Friend of mine has Photoshop and not AI. So I downloaded the trial of AI and then did an export to Photoshop PDS. Then I was told I need to deliver the artwork in "vector" format and that just having colors in layers wasn't enough. So, hence my request to get help putting the .AI into a format I could change in Photoshop and deliver to the printer.
Sounds like I would need to get AI and learn it eh?
Thank you much for the advice and help, it's appreciated.
I'll do it for a modest fee of my logo somewhere on the jersey.
If you ned to deliver the artwork in vector format then you need to provide an AI or PDF file. If you use Photoshop you will not have a vector file.
That would be great. However, i couldn't wait for this t-shirt design to go in, so I paid a buck more a shirt to have their art crew create what they needed from the PSD file I submitted.
HOWEVER, I may need more and I absolutely will put your logo on our jersey if you help me out, with my deep thanks.
Can you send me a regular email to contact you through?