Re: [PPLetterpress] Combining illustrator and photoshop for polymer output.
You will have to reduce the photoshop to a 1-bit (bitmap) TIFF and
place it in Illustrator.
I usually use the Threshold filter to control how the gray edge
converts to black/white.
Also, before converting your PS image, duplicate it! Then you can fall
back easily to the original if the conversion is not as you'd like.
On 21 Feb 2009, at 11:09 AM, thenest1 wrote:
> So, I'm planning to have some plates made and I have some questions:
> I have part of the art drawn in photoshop using a tablet. The file
> was originally grayscale, but
> what was drawn was essentially black lines created with a hard brush
> tool. I then have type
> with a frame around it in illustrator. The frame was created using a
> pattern brush.
> My question is should I make the photoshop part of the file a bitmap
> and place it in
> illustrator to combine the two? (I tried live tracing it, but it
> puts in little hooks and artifacts
> that I didn't really like.) And are there any Issues with having the
> pattern brush output?
> Thanks for any words of advice.
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