Little question about working between Illustrator and Photoshop when using clipping masks over images (photograph JPEG).
I have created a layout in Illustrator, and I am trialing different JPEG images in a clipping mask path that is within the layout.
This is the layout with the clipping path highlighted. I am using Illustrator for the original layout and to set dimensions, and trial different images within the same layout and clipping path.
I want to then copy and paste (or use any other process that is best) this clipped image into Photoshop. In Ps I have the same layout (the red and black frames/shapes) set to the same dimensions.
When I've been copying and pasting (as Smart object) into Photoshop, the image and clipping mask is tiny in comparison – like so:
So it pastes in around half the size.
Can anybody enlighten me on the best way to transfer this clipped image into Photoshop, preserving its dimensions? And explain why this way works rather than the means I've had a go at. I like to try to understand WHY these programs do what they do!
Thanks as always!