Sharing Artwork Between Illustrator and Photoshop
In this collection of lessons, we will learn about the different methods of moving artwork back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS5 and up & Illustrator CS5 and up.
What you'll learn
In this collection of lessons, we will learn about the different methods of moving artwork back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop. We will get started by learning how to place files into both Illustrator and Photoshop. Next we will compare this workflow with both the copy and paste method as well as the drag and drop technique for moving artwork back and fourth. Along the way we will learn about smart objects, paths as well as shape layers, and how we can work with each in Photoshop. We will also learn how Illustrator can open, import, and receive pixel based artwork. To wrap things up, we will examine a workflow that will allow us to bring a layered Illustrator file into Photoshop without rasterizing our vector objects. After completing this course, you should have a good grasp over how these two powerful programs can pass artwork back and fourth to achieve top notch results on a project. Software required: Photoshop CS5 and up & Illustrator CS5 and up.
Table of contents
- Placing Files into Illustrator and Photoshop 12m
- Copying and Pasting Between Illustrator and Photoshop 13m
- Dragging and Dropping Between Illustrator and Photoshop 7m
- Exporting a Layered .Psd from Illustrator 9m
- Prepping Illustrator Artwork to Export into Photoshop as Vectors 11m
- Illustrator Objects That Won't Export as Vectors into Photoshop 13m
- Exporting Illustrator Paths from Photoshop 6m