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  1. Default How Import Large Image from Photoshop?

    Ok I have a high res image that I want to use in Illustrator. The
    image is 4212 x 2912. I've tried a few different things and just
    wanted to make sure I"m doing it right for my purposes. The final
    image will be for large print of roughly 7' x 4' or so.

    First I tried to copy the image in and it was saying that the image
    was too large. I then increased the document size to accomodate the
    image, then copy and pasted the image from photoshop into
    illustrator. When it pasted it was very small and I had to enlarge it
    using one of the anchor corners. Overall it looks ok but I'm not sure
    that if when I enlarged the photo it distorted it. Basically I wanted
    to retain the high res image aspects so that it has the least amount
    of distortion when enlarged.

    What are the best steps of accomplishing this. Sorry I don't know all
    the lingo of the two programs but I've done my best to teach myself.
    Also I'm using CS3 for both programs if that helps.

    - Monty

  2. Default Re: How Import Large Image from Photoshop?

    Try check "link", when use "place". Its mean -- big picture will
    linked, dont placed full, preview only in ai-file. But very important
    keep both files -- ai (compilation) and big rastr-file in same folder.

  3. Default Re: How Import Large Image from Photoshop?

    On Nov 25, 12:36 am, "zergr...@gmail.com" <zergr...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Try check "link", when use "place". Its mean -- big picture will
    > linked, dont placed full, preview only in ai-file. But very important
    > keep both files -- ai (compilation) and big rastr-file in same folder.


    I'm sorry, I'm not sure I follow. As mentioned I"m just barely
    getting the hang of this. So if I'm understanding you correctly this
    is what I do:

    1.) Open Illustrator File
    2.) File ---> Place --> Browse for file.

    Ok I have done this but it still opens it in a smaller file that I
    need to enlarge using the anchors. This is fine if this keeps the
    resolution of the image but am I following your instruction
    correctly? What is the check "link" part? Also what is the
    difference from me copying and pasting the file over which I did and
    looks the same?

    Thank you for your time.

    - Monty

  4. Default Re: How Import Large Image from Photoshop?

    You are not going to get the results that you are expecting.

    Your original file is too small to be blown up to that size. You need at
    least 300 dots per inch in your final product. When you placed your file
    into illustrator it was probably around 14 by 9 inches which is how big your
    file is at 300 dpi.

    When you stretch your placed graphic to the size you want you will end up
    with about 50 dpi which is very low res.

    I work with a 30" wide vinyl printer/cutter and just got a 48" by 14" file
    at 300 dpi and it was 300 meg.

    Your not doing any thing wrong its just you don't have a big enough file for
    what you want.

    BTW you can create a 7 foot by 4 foot document size in illustrator. This
    way you can see what your finished product will look like at 100%. The
    limit in Illustrator is about 18.5 feet by 18.5 feet. Which when you are
    covering a semi trailer with printed vinyl is way too small.

    "Monty" <MontyV@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2cbf2ffd-5fbf-4280-9da2-0fa80a8f69bc@e10g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    > Ok I have a high res image that I want to use in Illustrator. The
    > image is 4212 x 2912. I've tried a few different things and just
    > wanted to make sure I"m doing it right for my purposes. The final
    > image will be for large print of roughly 7' x 4' or so.
    >
    > First I tried to copy the image in and it was saying that the image
    > was too large. I then increased the document size to accomodate the
    > image, then copy and pasted the image from photoshop into
    > illustrator. When it pasted it was very small and I had to enlarge it
    > using one of the anchor corners. Overall it looks ok but I'm not sure
    > that if when I enlarged the photo it distorted it. Basically I wanted
    > to retain the high res image aspects so that it has the least amount
    > of distortion when enlarged.
    >
    > What are the best steps of accomplishing this. Sorry I don't know all
    > the lingo of the two programs but I've done my best to teach myself.
    > Also I'm using CS3 for both programs if that helps.
    >
    > - Monty




  5. Default Re: How Import Large Image from Photoshop?

    On Nov 28, 6:42 pm, "Cliff Hartle" <ckn...@msn.com> wrote:
    > You are not going to get the results that you are expecting.
    >
    > Your original file is too small to be blown up to that size. You need at
    > least 300 dots per inch in your final product. When you placed your file
    > into illustrator it was probably around 14 by 9 inches which is how big your
    > file is at 300 dpi.
    >
    > When you stretch your placed graphic to the size you want you will end up
    > with about 50 dpi which is very low res.
    >
    > I work with a 30" wide vinyl printer/cutter and just got a 48" by 14" file
    > at 300 dpi and it was 300 meg.
    >
    > Your not doing any thing wrong its just you don't have a big enough file for
    > what you want.
    >
    > BTW you can create a 7 foot by 4 foot document size in illustrator. This
    > way you can see what your finished product will look like at 100%. The
    > limit in Illustrator is about 18.5 feet by 18.5 feet. Which when you are
    > covering a semi trailer with printed vinyl is way too small.
    >
    > "Monty" <Mon...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:2cbf2ffd-5fbf-4280-9da2-0fa80a8f69bc@e10g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > Ok I have a high res image that I want to use in Illustrator. The
    > > image is 4212 x 2912. I've tried a few different things and just
    > > wanted to make sure I"m doing it right for my purposes. The final
    > > image will be for large print of roughly 7' x 4' or so.

    >
    > > First I tried to copy the image in and it was saying that the image
    > > was too large. I then increased the document size to accomodate the
    > > image, then copy and pasted the image from photoshop into
    > > illustrator. When it pasted it was very small and I had to enlarge it
    > > using one of the anchor corners. Overall it looks ok but I'm not sure
    > > that if when I enlarged the photo it distorted it. Basically I wanted
    > > to retain the high res image aspects so that it has the least amount
    > > of distortion when enlarged.

    >
    > > What are the best steps of accomplishing this. Sorry I don't know all
    > > the lingo of the two programs but I've done my best to teach myself.
    > > Also I'm using CS3 for both programs if that helps.

    >
    > > - Monty- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    So what kind of photo resolution should I be after to maintain the
    photo resolution when placed into Illustrator? I purchased my photo
    from one of those online stock photo sites and it was the largest
    available at 300 dpi. And this will be seen at a distance of 15ft or
    more so losing of slight quality will not matter but of course I want
    to stay as pure as possible.

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