today I'm here to ask you how to export better on Illustrator! I made a text logo, I was going on Photoshop to add a background and I saw these lines:

Did I do something wrong with Illustrato?

Did I do something wrong with Illustrator or Photoshop? Help me!

  • You'll have to provide more info if you want a clear answer. How did you import it in Photoshop? Feb 24 '18 at 20:07
  • I only drag and dropped it from the folder to inside Photoshop
    – Luca
    Feb 24 '18 at 20:12
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    Is the white object behind the black strokes same size as the black one by any chance? Conflation hits again.
    – joojaa
    Feb 24 '18 at 20:17
  • No the White text is the 1st and behind I put a copy of it (black) with an increased outstroke
    – Luca
    Feb 24 '18 at 20:33
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    Try dragging the actual .ai file directly into Photoshop and NOT saving it out as another filetype Feb 24 '18 at 22:13

If you are using PNG, then check you exported as PNG24, and not PNG8. If you export as PNG8 from Illustrator, the image will be in Indexed colour, and that is what is causing your problem.

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Of course, you can also avoid this problem completely by placing the AI file directly in Photoshop.


Stop exporting anything from Illustrator for Photoshop. There is no need to export anything.

Either copy from Illustrator, and then paste into Photoshop (as a Smart Object), or save your .ai file, then use File > Place within Photoshop to place the .ai file into Photoshop.

Your issue is because you are unnecessarily exporting the vector content in Illustrator as raster images. You can use the vector content in Photoshop. By exporting Illustrator artwork to a raster format (png) you are actually degrading the quality.

  • Thank you very much! When I've done, how should I export it from photoshop if PNG will degrade the quality?
    – Luca
    Feb 25 '18 at 2:00
  • If you need a PNG then exporting from Photoshop as a PNG is fine. My point was you do not want to alter formats when moving between Illustrator and Photoshop. Leave it vector whenever possible.
    – Scott
    Feb 25 '18 at 2:40

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