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Vector created in Illustrator... Paint not reaching to lines in Photoshop?

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  • Vector created in Illustrator... Paint not reaching to lines in Photoshop?

    Hello all,

    Just a quick question. Starting to learn how to make vectors to use in my own graphic design work, but I'm having an issue.

    Once I drag the line work into Photoshop and attempt to fill in with the paint bucket tool... a blank gap remains between the added color and the line surrounding it, showing the background color underneath. Is there a way to correct this?

    Thank you in advance!

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  • #2
    Logos should not be rasterized until they are output. Logos should remain vector and scalable.

    If you aren't absolutely sure you need photoshop, I recommend doing all your coloring in illustrator and only export it to a raster format as needed.
    Last edited by designzombie; 01-12-2018, 03:11 PM.


    • #3
      If you have a vector image to start with (you mentioned dragging line work into photoshop, i'm not sure if that's vector lines or hand drawn art).
      If its vector line work, just complete the piece in Illustrator - Photoshop should be the last program to be considered for this type of work.

      Zombie is right, the art will need to be rasterized - thus defeating the purpose of the project.

      Though, to answer your question - the paint bucket has some tolerance options that most likely need to be turned up to fill the shape entirely. A low tolerance will cause the fill to cease once it hits the slightest variation in pixel color. Too much tolerance and the fill may bleed out into the surrounding areas.


      • designzombie
        designzombie commented
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        I misread the original question. Thanks for correctly answering.

        The OP may have Anti-aliasing turned off on the paint bucket settings.

      • Biggs097
        Biggs097 commented
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        You weren't wrong Zombie. To be 100% honest i'm not not exactly sure what type of file OP is starting with here. For all I know it could be some sort of layering issue like you said (though i'd like to assume there's only be a single layer, or a layer and a locked background).

        Though if it was a smart object of some kind I don't think he would have gotten as far as he has. He would have been prompted to rasterize before proceeding.

      • ashnbee
        ashnbee commented
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        Good advice. I was using Photoshop to create the line work, then dragging it over. Again... VERY new to both programs so learning everything from scratch here! Photoshop requires me to rasterize before doing anything, so I'll complete in Illustrator. Thank you for the help! I feel a bit stupid here, lol. Just have to learn.
        Last edited by ashnbee; 01-12-2018, 04:53 PM.

    • #4
      Hi Ashnbee and welcome to GDF.

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      • #5
        Thank you all! I only began tinkering with both programs within the week... so if it seems like I'm utterly clueless of basic techniques, that's why

        I'm not sure if I was actually creating a true vector... using the brush trace over an image of mine to create the line work. Tweaking as needed with pencil and then bringing over into Photoshop to include in a design. Makes MUCH more sense to complete piece in Illustrator then bring it over if I must. That should do it!


        • #6
          What kind of ''design'' are you making?
          It sounds like you are creating a piece of art, not a design layout.

          If you are doing any kind of layout, you shouldn't be using photoshop for that at all. If you are doing ''art'' then yes, photoshop may be appropriate, depending on what your final purpose is for the ''art''
          The fact that you are starting in a vector program might mean you want the sharp line art to remain, which will not happen once you rasterize the linework. You are then at the mercy of the resolution you have set in Photoshop. If you are unfamiliar with how raster art resolution works, you could be making a bad judgement call when bring your vector lines into Photoshop.

          Last edited by PrintDriver; 01-13-2018, 08:38 AM.






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