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PNGs exported from Illustrator looks pixelated on Photoshop

New Here ,
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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I have a problem when I save my files it get pixelated and when I creat a vector object in illustrator and move it to photoshop it get pixelated please Help

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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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Photoshop is a raster based program and displays all files as raster.

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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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But when I creat a logo in illustrator and save it in png format it get pixelated ??

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Community Expert ,
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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PNG is also a raster (pixel) format.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 24, 2019 Jun 24, 2019

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Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out. As per your query PNGs exported from Illustrator looks pixelated in Photoshop. In addition to the steps shared above, you can also take a look at this similar discussion: pixelation of png file/illustrator smart object in photoshop

If nothing works, please share a few more details like:

  • OS (exact version of Windows/MAC)
  • Exact version of Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Share the step by step workflow that you are following?
  • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us? You can upload it to the creative cloud and share the download link.

Regards,

Srishti

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Community Expert ,
Jun 24, 2019 Jun 24, 2019

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A couple things to check (this is in CC 2015)...

1. Make sure you're not just zoomed in very close on a small file in Illustrator by turning on your rulers (Ctrl +R). Shoot for "larger than it needs to be in Photoshop" at this point. Downscaling an exported image in PS is much, much easier and better looking than trying to up-scale there.

2. If your image is smaller than you intend it to be once rasterized (converted to PNG and brought to PS), increase the size of your Artboard under File > Document Setup > Artboard, then scale up your vector image to fit.

3. When you're done, in the dialogue window that appears when you choose File > Export, make sure the Resolution dropdown is set to "High (300ppi)" anything lower will drop information out of your image when you rasterize it. Don't worry about the image being larger than necessary at this step. You can always scale it down in Photoshop, where scaling up will cause problems.

4. Play around with the settings for Anti-Aliasing. I find "Type Optimized (Hinted)" to be best for most of the work I do in AI, but "Art Optimized (Supersampling)" might work fine. "None" is going to leave your curves and text pretty jagged and should not be used.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 20, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

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Save Ps file  from Ai .This can help Bringing Illustrator files into Photoshop | Macworld or try to open Ai file in Ps

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Mentor ,
Jun 20, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

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Make sure you set your document raster resolution to High; in Preferences select Anti-Aliased Artwork.  Then, Export.

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Advocate ,
Jun 20, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

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You can select your vectors in Illustrator, copy them, then make a new document in Photoshop at 300 dpi and paste them as smart objects.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022

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Hi all,

 

Take a look at the following article to move designs between Photoshop and Illustrator for a different workflow that suits your design objectives: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/move-designs-between-photoshop-illustrator.html

 

Also, if you are looking to work with Illustrator design in Photoshop? See this: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/use-illustrator-artwork-in-photoshop.html

 

Hope it helps.

Thanks,

Mohit

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Community Expert ,
May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022

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Is png definitely the correct file format??? For web pages you could take advantage of .svg, and have limitless resolution and small files. But we need to see if your artwork to really be able to  advise you the best.

 

Please post screenshot of what you are working on, and let us know that final destination.

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May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022

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Someone's dredging up old topics, Mike.

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