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Chapter 23. Illustrator and Other Programs > Working with Adobe Photoshop

Working with Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are naturals at working together, since Photoshop is the raster specialist and Illustrator is the vector specialist. You could say that Photoshop is a generic bitmap image editor, and treat it as such. If you take this approach, you would simply make TIFFs out of your Photoshop files and place them in Illustrator, or you would make TIFFs out of your Illustrator files and place them in Photoshop. But to do so would be to miss the point—big time—because Adobe has worked especially hard to get these two programs to work well together. Given their opposite approaches to graphics creation, the current versions are surprisingly compatible.

Opening an Illustrator File in Photoshop

If you open an Illustrator file in Photoshop, Photoshop will simply rasterize it using the options you set in the dialog box shown in Figure 23.1. This is fine, but you can do better.


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