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    Weird lines when importing .ai files into Photoshop

    For some reason whenever I try to load a vector file into Photoshop from Illustrator without rasterizing it I always get weird lines. Often it's between shapes (which is especially annoying when shapes of the same color rest against each other, giving a line where there should be continuous color) but mostly it's around the edge. I can't seem to figure out why it's doing so. I've tried expanding, joining in pathfinder, etc... but to no avail.

    Here's an example of the trouble at its best.

    http://b.vimeocdn.com/ps/424/120/4241201_300.jpg

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    Why not just copy and paste from ai to ps?

    that way the file gets placed as vector in PS and will not rasterise until you save it.

    you could also try ai > pdf > photoshop.

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    I haven't tried the PDF but isn't that also raster based? I haven't had the problem when I rasterize it, only when I either import it as a vector, shape, or smart object. Copy and paste works the same as importing.

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    I have copy and paster vector to PS and not had the issues you are having.

    Also use ai > PDF > PS as well.

    A PDF save from ai will NOT rasterise vector files within it, you can reopen the PDF directly in ai and all the vector attributes will still be there.

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    maybe check the stroke settings?

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    Arrow

    any luck with the pdf detour? that wouldve been my suggestion as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Growler View Post
    Also use ai > PDF > PS as well.
    When you output an AI file that you can import into Photoshop, it means that this AI file is an hybride file, containing a PDF, and Photoshop uses the PDF...



    Now, the more interesting question is Why (the hell) import a vector-based job in Photoshop??????

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    Do you tried Select All the vector you need, Copy , Open the Photoshop and Create a New Document and Paste ?

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    Have you tried saving the AI as an EPS and then taking it in to photoshop?

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    PS deals with pixels. Most likely your vector graphics from AI are not exact measurements. Especially if you're dealing with inches in AI. Change your rulers and increments to pixels in AI and you'll see your vector shapes are probably not to the pixel, for example, read as… XX.XXX with a decimal. PS's solution to dealing with decimal'd pixels is to slightly stretch to fit the space to the nearest pixel.

    Hope this helps.

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    I'd be tempted to work in reverse. Stay in Illustrator, or your vector design software, then place your bitmaps into the file, then save as an .eps or .pdf file. ( just my preference.)

    Your weird lines in the attached file looks like the selection tool, but the image is too small to check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLayzZE View Post
    Stay in Illustrator, or your vector design software, then place your bitmaps into the file, then save as an .eps or .pdf file. ( just my preference.)
    You're absolutely correct for the method, but saving as EPS is now very obsolete and no longer a good choice since many years

    Prefer the PDF, and don't forget to manage the output options, like unticking the fonction that keep the PDF editable, to avoid unuseful heavy datas in your PDF, especially when the file contains bitmap pictures!!!

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