Final Product What You'll Be Creating
One of my biggest gripes about working with Illustrator and Photoshop is that there is no good way to bring in an entire vector illustration from Illustrator into Photoshop without losing all of your vector editing capabilities. Sure, there are some workarounds, such as copying and pasting your illustration one-by-one into Photoshop as smart objects, or by just grabbing the entire illustration and pasting it into Photoshop. Each method, however, has some major drawbacks.
While Adobe still hasn’t devised a method to do this the way we all expect, there is a way to do this that requires a bit of set up. Not too long ago I was watching an episode of Fridays With Mordy and learned a lot from his lesson but I realized that there was an easier way to do this. In today’s quick tip tutorial, I will demonstrate how to import an entire vector illustration from Illustrator into Photoshop. Let’s get started!