So I understand that the only way to save a text logo as Photoshop EPS WITH transparent background, is to:

  1. Change the fonts to Shapes
  2. Create paths from the shapes
  3. Create clipping paths

This works fine when I only use one clipping path, with only one color. But here is the problem: my text logo has two different colors, so I have to use two layers, two paths and two clipping paths (if i merge it to one layer, only one color survives).

And when I save as eps, only the main/active clipping paths (this is in bold type, the other clipping path is regular) gets saved.

Is there a way around this? Or do I have to give my PSD to someone with Illustrator, to get a transparent EPS.

Thanks for any help!

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    From what I can tell, Photoshop's EPSs can only be created from one clipping path. If you're after a true vector EPS, editing (or re-creating) the artwork in Illustrator is probably the best option. Feb 4, 2019 at 12:30
  • Yes, I was afraid of this. But could find any info online that this was actually the case. Thanks for the info!
    – Sinkadus
    Feb 6, 2019 at 12:56

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Photoshop is only capable of designating one path in a file as a "clipping path".

Now that path can be a compound path, but it must be a single path.

While logos generally aren't great to create with Photoshop (a raster-based application), there may be a way to accomplish what you are trying to accomplish. However, without more detailed information it is difficult to state how exactly.

Also be aware a Photoshop EPS can contain vector data, but it is not a vector file. See here: Is a Photoshop EPS file a vector format?

The EPS format is merely a "wrapper" and can contain 100% raster data, 100% vector data, or a mix of the two. With Photoshop you can only ever get a mix of the two and never 100% vector data.

Sidebar... For clarity: If placing a Photoshop file with multiple paths into Adobe InDesign, it is possible to choose different paths to act as a clipping path. However the Photoshop application itself can only designate one path as a "clipping path" within the file.

  • Okay, I'll guess I have to give Illustrator a shot... or ask a friend for help. Either way - great answer! Thanks a bunch!
    – Sinkadus
    Feb 6, 2019 at 12:57

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