I always draw in Illustrator, then paste my drawings into Photoshop with no problem. Today, when I paste my drawings into Photoshop from Illustrator, they are very blurry and weird looking. Here are some pictures of what I am talking about.
Here is a project I worked on a couple of weeks ago. Illustrator is on the right, Photoshop is on the left. I copied my little green guy into Photoshop with no problem.
Here is what I get when I try to copy and paste him as a vector smart object now
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That's strange. We had a similar question very recently, but I can't find it now. Anyone remember the wording well enough to search?
Right, I have now looked at your screen shots. The last one that shows the pixelated green octopus is 16 x 17.5 pixels, and zoomed way in to fill the entire screen, so what you are looking at is the 'Pixel Grid'. If you go View > Show > and uncheck Pixel Grid it should dissapear. Or you can resize the image to a much larger size, which - if the graphic is vector - will also make the grid dissapear.
In your 1st and 3rd screenshots, you are zoomed to 1600%
In the second, you are zoomed to 66.67%. Change the zoom to 100% for all three and see how it looks. You may need to scale the artwork in Illustrator before bringing it into PS if it is too small.
When pasting from illustrator to photoshop, make sure the pixel dimentions in photoshop are high enough. There is a known bug in photoshop that sets the resolution too low.
You are better off creating a new document first, then paste.
I realize this is an old post but I was having the same problem. Here was the solution I found:
"Immediately after you hit ‘paste’ in Photoshop > choose ‘smart object’ > then press enter – a little ‘Anti-alias’ check box appears next to the ‘Set rotation’ input area. Make sure that tiny little box is ticked and your vectors will be safe."
For a picture, see this link: http://www.exactlylikenothingelse.com/2012/05/05/vector-art-pasted-into-photoshop-appears-pixelated-...
I've cracked this! Once I'd placed the object, I transformed it - 'Control T', and clicked the box 'ant-alias'. This seems to be a universal setting. So every time now when I paste a new object the edges are nice and smooth.
This is the answer i've been looking for! Nice one!
I'm having thie same problem but it's only on select files I work with. This resolution didn't work for me. Any other suggestions?
I am having the same problem. It has only started happening since I downloaded the updated 2020 version. I feel like I need to uncheck something, but nothing is working.
Yes, I am having the same issues. Any time I export in Indesign the whole document is pixelated. This has only happened since I've upgraded to the 2020 version. Before I could Copy & Paste vectors from Photoshop, then place that photoshop file in InDesign and export as PDF. When zoomed in the images would come out crisp and clear. Now everything is pixelated.
A time-consuming fix I've used is creating everything in photoshop or illustrator and exporting to PDF in photoshop. Indesign is basically useless right now with this update.
It seems when you cross programs the images become distorted and pixelated.
**Copy and paste from Illustrator to Photoshop,
You are Great bro, i was also having regarding copying objects from illustrtor to photoshop now all solved