PDA

View Full Version : Exporting Render to Illustrator - Best export format ?



wtdedula
11-30-2006, 02:02 PM
Hello All;
I am exporting a LW9 render to Illustrator. I have a fairly small rectangular space (1-1/4 X 2-1/4) to put it in which I will accomplish using a clipping mask (In illustrator).

I have used a .jpg format and the image in illustrator looks fuzzy. Is there any better way to do this to make it come out clearer, and also what is the best possible file format to export (From LW9) to achieve the best results ? Thanks.

Tim

Sekhar
11-30-2006, 02:24 PM
I'd use Photoshop - Illustrator plays nicely with those (both Adobe).

BigHache
11-30-2006, 08:54 PM
That sounds like that's caused from a low resolution placed image. Will you be printing the Illustrator file? You might try rendering the image at 200%, then scaling it down once you place it in Illustrator.

wtdedula
11-30-2006, 09:37 PM
Thanks for the tip, BigHache.

Yes I'll be printing it once it is in illustrator. I exported from LW9 to Photoshop .psd and got better results than .jpg. I am also scaling down the image quite a bit now as it is but tomorrow, I could try to render to an even higher resolution and see if I get even better results.

Tim

Sekhar
11-30-2006, 09:45 PM
My suggestion would be to render in LW9 at the final resolution, output to PSD, and use as is in Illustrator. If you must rescale, do it in Photoshop - it has better scaling algorithms (and choices) than Illustrator.

wtdedula
12-01-2006, 08:14 AM
Is there a way to render out of LW9 at a resolution lower than 640 X 480 ?

Tim

BeeVee
12-01-2006, 08:32 AM
You can render at whatever size you like starting at 16x16 (going up to 16,000x16,000 if you have the memory). Just enter the numbers you want in the Width and Height boxes.

B

BigHache
12-02-2006, 10:14 PM
Yeah, I typically stay away from JPGs unless it's for the Web. I usually import TIFFs into Illustrator.

If I need a render to be print resolution I'll usually open it in PS and uncheck the Resample Image box before kicking up the res so the physical dimensions reduce. Easier to manage in your layout program that way.

wtdedula
12-03-2006, 04:56 PM
Thank you very much, BigHache and BeeVee, I'll play around and try your suggestions. Thank you so very, very much.

Tim