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I know you can export the asset as a PSD and open it in Photoshop. Is there a more seamless way?

Update: I'm an idiot. Someone else created the logo, and the shadow was it's own layer on multiply and not a normal drop shadow effect.

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Please provide more detail. – Marc Edwards Jun 13 '12 at 4:29
Maybe it's just me, but getting shadow from illustrator to photoshop, seems kinda dumb to be honest. It doesn't take longer than few seconds to use layer style to create a shadow in photoshop and once you do that, you can apply it to multiple elements and it will adapt to their specific size and shape. – Joonas Jun 13 '12 at 5:06
I realize you can create a drop shadow in many different and often times easy ways within photoshop. My question becomes pertains to and becomes more relevant when for example, you are given a logo created in illustrator by someone else that has a drop shadow and wanting to move it over to photoshop. It's a drop shadow that needs to stay exact. – jonn_g Jun 13 '12 at 18:38
Fair enough, but I still don't quite understand. Were you only able to get the logo to photoshop, but not its shadow? What I would do is either what Scott suggests or even more likely would be that I'd have or make a pdf file that I would open up where I need it. – Joonas Jun 13 '12 at 21:43
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Yeah. Just copy сmd+C in illustrator and paste in photoshop. Pasted object in photoshop will be smart object. This smart object will be editable - after double click on it in layers palette in photoshop it wiil be opened with illustrator. Mini tut. enter image description here

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Thanks but that's not the issue. The logo being pasted has the logo appear on white. Not transparent. Make sense? – jonn_g Jun 15 '12 at 19:57
I'm attached mini tutorial to previous comment. Another trick is just select object in illustrator and drag it into photoshop document. – sergeydyadyul Jun 17 '12 at 18:56
ok that works perfectly well, just as it should have. I just realized the problem I was having is due to the fact that the vector logo given to me had the drop shadow created as a layer that was a blend that needs to be set to multilply at all times. Your solution works great for a normal drop shadow effect. I thought I was going crazy cause yes, it should have been as easy as copy and paste or dragging. I've done that a billion times. I think my solution now is I must import the shadow layer separately and put only that layer itself, on multiply. It just feels really hack like now. – jonn_g Jun 18 '12 at 3:46
yes. solution for object with that shadow in separate importing. – sergeydyadyul Jun 18 '12 at 6:36

Copy in Illustrator.. Paste in Photoshop.

You've not really given much detail in your question.

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