Exporting AI to PSD higher than 300 ppi

Explorer ,
Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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The title says it all.

I'm trying to export my Illustrator file into a PSD file and I was wondering if this could be done at a resolution higher than 300 ppi.

 

I would like to zoom in when I'm animating it in Photoshop but I'd like my edges to be crisp.
At 300 ppi they're kinda sharp but I'd like then to be sharper still). 

 

I've tried several settings but so far no success 

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Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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Your image is probably too large or has too many layers for higher resolution.

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Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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So do you think it's a hardware limitation ?

Perhaps I could do it on a more powerful PC ?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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Just an idea; animating and zooming in on .ai files and keeping the best resolution is a perfect job for After Effects.

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Explorer ,
Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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Probably 😕

 

I was hoping to do it the tedious way in Photoshop instead of having to learn an entire new program, especially one as expansive as AE.

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Explorer ,
Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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I've imported my .ai file into After Effects.

 

Import as Footage (merged layers) > Convert to Layered Composition > Create Shaped srom Vektor Layer

 

I've tried a few other ways of importing as well but I just can't retain the sharpness I get when zooming in even on 200%

like  I would in Illustrator. 

 

FROM AE.PNG

FROM AI.PNG

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Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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You need to turn on the continuous rendering in the timeline.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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Zooming will show pixels. Zoom to 100% and turn on the high quality switch and the Continuously Rasterize checkbox.

Screenshot 2020-12-28 at 23.10.08.png

Continuously Rasterize will make sure that when you scale the Illustrator objects (over time) that the best quality is calculated.

It may also be useful to add the dropshadows in After Effects instead of Illustrator.

 

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Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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Alright, that's super helpful.

 

Wish I hadn't applied Drop Shadow in After Effects 😞  I've got about 180 layers 😞

 

On the upside, I don't need to change the shapes I'm just planning on turning them on and off in a loop sequence while panning over them.

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Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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I don't understand your dropshadow problem.

If you select your Illustrator layers in the AE timeline and select Effect > Perspective > Drop Shadow you can add and specify the effect for all your layers.

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Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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It's not a 'problem', it's just that due to the appearance of the work I'm making my 180 shapes all have slightly different parameters for Drop Shadow.

 

It's not like I set it to Blur: 60, Y:6, X:6 for all 180 of them.

 

So if I have to do it over again in AE, that's a lot of work.

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Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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I see, luckily it is the holiday season and there are 24 hours in a day 🙂

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Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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I also meant to say in my original post :

'Wish I hadn't applied Drop Shadow in Illustrator'

 

Just a typo, but the edit function doesn't seem to work after you've made a post here.

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