all of a sudden Vector-Smart-Object are pixelated.

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May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018

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Hey!
This is a png export from Photoshop of a Vector-Smart-Object imported from AI. It's not scaled, the AI Artboard is the exact same size as the PS Artboard, which shouldn't matter because its a Vector-Smart-Object as you know. I didnt update any Adobe Product nor my Windows PC. I worked with Smart Object all the time and there were never an issue like this. Did I unwittingly hit a checkbox or changed some settings hidden deep in the preferences?

Thx for any help!

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Just to make sure: Photoshop Vector Smart Objects can not produce vector output. (Edit: Sorry, I mistyped, they CANNOT produce vector output at current.)

When you placed the SO did you check »Anti-alias« in the Options Bar?

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Sorry that was a confusing text on my side. I know that PS cannot produce a vector output. I simply wanted to say there should be no scaling issue because it is a VSO.
I did copy-paste it, as always. How do i import it in order to see the Anti-alias Option?

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WOW! That was so obvious I didnt see that one.

Thank you!!

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You’re welcome.

And I am sure you are not the first Photoshop user to miss that one …

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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I have read through several forum posts about this issue and I have tried it all, but I am still experiencing the pixelation issue. When I copy and paste the vector artwork from AI to PS, I make sure the antialiasing is checked. Despite that, I am still seeing pixelation. Furthermore, when I start a free transform, in PS on the smart object layer the anitaliasing check box is greyed out (See Images). What am I missing here?

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Photoshop is a raster editor and renders everything as pixels at the base document resolution.

 

This is in contrast to a true vector editor like Illustrator, which always renders at full output resolution (screen, print etc). Vector data has no native resolution.

 

So it boils down to the pixel size of the Photoshop file. How many pixels? That's the pixelation you see.

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Thank you. I changed the "image size" setting on the primary artwork and the smart object contents to be 300 dpi and it cleared up all of the pixelation I was experiencing. 

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