Illustrator vs Photoshop vs Web Help!

kbkim

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I am trying to work with a vector image and text in Illustrator, to then save in as an image to be viewed on the web.

The final image looks blurry and the text does not have the proper anti-aliasing.

Do you save your work in .eps format, open it up in Photoshop to save it as a .jpg? What are the steps in between to save the clarity of text and images?

Thanks!
 

Robn Kester

I heart nothing
I personally would bring the illustrator file into PhotoShop to rasterize it then out ot the web.

One thing that might help with the text is to make it into outlines before you save the file out as a new (aptly named) ai file for importing into PhotoShop.

As far as the image looking blurry, if it has alot of fine lines (1 pixel approx) or detail, when that is rasterized it will get somewhat blurry. Thats just what happens when you turn a thin line into an antialiased line... it tries to blend the thin line between the background and itself and you end up with some blurryness.

If you have an example, maybe crop out a small part that shows these and show us we can be more detailed in hellping.
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Natobasso

Tech-Bot 5000
You can go a step further and Save for Web from Photoshop once you've opened your Illustrator file and you can control precisely how much gif or jpg compression you want. :)
 

kbkim

Registered
When you bring in text from Illustrator to Photoshop as outlines, how do you fill the text with the proper color without having that obvious outline?
 

kbkim

Registered
thanks for the tips everyone... i was creating buttons for the web and the text is so small that i finally decided to work pixel by pixel to make the text as clear as possible.
 

Natobasso

Tech-Bot 5000
There are some good web fonts out there ("pixelette" is one) that are free and are great for small applications.
 
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