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jbmTJL
Transparent Images
on Jul 22, 2006 at 10:46:09 am

Hello,

I'd like to know how I can preserve transparent images within a photoshop file, then import them into Illustrator without being gigantic (file size)

The only file that works that I know of is a psd (photoshop) file that has not been flattened.

any help from the COW would be much appreciated.

Thanking you,

Joseph


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Timothy Kurkoski
Re: Transparent Images
on Jul 24, 2006 at 5:40:31 pm

Why do your file sizes need to be small? For most design work, you're better off not using compressed formats.

You can try using a 32-bit PNG file out of Photoshop, though I'm not sure how Illustrator will treat it. You can also use a TIFF file with compression turned on.

JPEG 2000 is another option, though I don't know if Illustrator supports it, and at the very least you have to grab the plug-in for Photoshop off the install CD.

Otherwise, not many compressed files support alpha channels. PSD really is your best bet.


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jbmTJL
Re: Transparent Images
on Jul 25, 2006 at 10:40:15 pm

Thanks Timothy,

I was creating a file for print . . . However, I wanted to send a proof via email and the file was about 8MB.

So I had to adjust a low-res file in Photoshop to reduce the file size.

I was hoping that there could be another method to create a trasparent (alpha) channel that didn't seem so awkward.

Thanks for clearing that up for me.

Take Care

Joseph


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