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PSD to EPS conversion help...

Posted on 2006-04-07
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Last Modified: 2010-07-27
I need to convert a company logo i created in photoshop CS2 to illustrator based on specifications provided by a banner printing service. The logo contains font lettering and 4 different green-toned colors.

They require the Illustrator file to be an EPS Vector file. They also recommend that I outline/convert fonts to curves. They also need pantone colors (if pantone is usde - how do i check that???). It needs to also be at least 72 dpi.

Please advise on how to accomplish this conversion... thank you!
Question by:loyaliser
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thinkwelldesigns earned 2000 total points
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1. Go to File/Save As. In the Save as type dropdown box, select Illustrator EPS.
2. Select all text. Hit Ctrl+Shift+O to create outlines from text.
3. About the pantone colors....have you used pantone colors in the design?

If not, you'll need to replace the CMYK or RGB color values with Pantone colors. To do this, go to the Swatches palette. Click the flyout menu in the upper right corner and select "Open Swatch Library". Select Pantone Solid Coated for coated papers or Pantone Solid Uncoated for uncoated papers.

Select a green swatch that most closely matches the darkest green tint you are using in your logo design. May require some experimenting, but try to match the darkest color.

When you are satisfied, apply the dark green color to the element. Now the cool thing with pantone colors is you can vary the intensity of ink printing. You don't necessarily need four plates to do this print job. Likely you can get away with only two, or even one, depending on clients/circumstances.

Apply the dark green pantone color to a lighter / different tinted element. Go to the color palette and decrease the percentage of the ink color till you are happy with the results. This saves significantly at print time.

Regarding resolution, if you supply them an eps file, the resolution is a Non-issue. Vector is mathematically generated art and isn't resolution dependent like pixel programs are. You don't need to worry about the dpi for eps/ai files.

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Thank you for the grade and points! Glad to help.

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