Converting from Photoshop to Illustrator?

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  1. Pussysmith

    Pussysmith Banned

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    Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am working on a project that I need to get printed and my file is in photoshop format and was designed on photoshop. The printing company must have it in Adobe Illustrator and I must convert it. Is this possible? Any helpful information on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    photoshop works with raster graphics and illustrator works with vector graphics.

    It's easy to convert vector>raster simply by "rendering" the vectors, but there is no direct conversion from raster>vector.

    Essentially, you'll need to re-draw your image in illustrator using vectors.
     
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    Wrong.

    Illustrator can detect vectors via magical edge detection shenanigans. You don't have to do it manually, if the image is not too complex. You may have to tweak the vectors, though. I don't know the menu, but it can do it.
     
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    As long as you have a good DPI, they should be able to print it. Illustrator doesn't require vectors, it can display and print raster objects as well. Just don't try to edit them much.

    Most print shops will accept PDF and EPS as well. Ask them about this, it will be better, especially if you need to include some fonts. Be sure to tweak your export settings.

    A 150-300dpi image should look okay, but you're pretty fucked if it's less and also non-vector, as it probably wouldn't scale well.
     
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    That is really impressive, man. He should definitely try that site!
     
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    Looks like there's a free trial. Anyway, illustrator can do it.
     
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    hmmm, that vector thing was free the last time i used it when some stanford students first made it. they must have decided to monetize their endeavor.
     

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