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Old 03-09-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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Job came in today: Frustrator CS2 document with a poorly-cropped embedded image. I'd like to extract it, tart it up in Photoshop, then shove it back into the document, but I can't see how to do it.

I really wish people wouldn't use Frus -- sorry, Illustrator -- as a layout program <sigh>.
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I really wish people wouldn't use Frus -- sorry, Illustrator -- as a layout program <sigh>.
And those of us who work with type and line art wish people wouldn’t try to do everything with that messy bitmapped software! <g>

But if you really want to do it, you can open an Illustrator file in Photoshop, which will rasterize it and let you have your way with the bits.

   
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It was just one picture in the document that needed cropping, but in the end I was able to copy it and paste it into Photoshop, clean it up, then re-embed it in Illustrator. Funny thing was that the original pic was stretched in Illustrator, but not when I pasted it into Photoshop. Very confusing!
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It was just one picture in the document that needed cropping, but in the end I was able to copy it and paste it into Photoshop, clean it up, then re-embed it in Illustrator. Funny thing was that the original pic was stretched in Illustrator, but not when I pasted it into Photoshop. Very confusing!
So did you re-stretch it? Maybe your client was trying to make someone look skinny or something! <g>

   
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Yes, I wrote down the co-ordinates from the original and applied them to the re-embedded pic. It wasn't difficult, just unexpected and laborious.

Wife's birthday party this evening, so I gotta go now and powder my bottom!
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