Photoshop: Why have Smart Objects suddenly become jaggged edged in Photoshop CS4?

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Vector graphics created in Illustrator CS4 and pasted as Smart Objects into Photoshop CS4 used to appear perfectly smooth. This has stopped. I now get very jagged edged Smart Objects which are quite useless. I have checked all the Edit preferences and made sure Anti Alias is turned on in the Illustrator files to no effect. What can be done about this? What has suddenly changed and why? Would uninstalling & reinstalling CS4 solve this problem? Has anyone else experienced this and found the solution?
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Chris Cox

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No idea. The only time I saw this happen was when someone mistakenly turned off the antialias feature when placing the smart object. (which is why I put the antialias checkbox in the transform toolbar to make it more visible in later releases)
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Aaah, there we go - reenabling my described issue from http://gsfn.us/t/2lp71

Interpolation set to whatever - Results always horrible. The bigger the scaling rate the worse the symptoms.
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That almost sounds like you've used the warp feature instead of simple transforms - and it doesn't do much antialiasing.
Otherwise you're describing something that other users just aren't seeing.
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POWALOWSKI

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damn it I knew I was different somehow.
Doesn't matter then, because I'm going to switch to CC soon.

Thanks for your awesome and quick answering.
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I have a similar problem on CS6.

I'm putting a vector number plate on vehicles. I have to right click the placed smart layer and select "Convert to Smart Layer" in order to be able to use warp, but then I get a jagged pixellated image. Any reason why?
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My work around is to position the warped but jagged number plate. Then convert again to smart layer. I then open the smart object, scale it by 10 and close. I then scale down the now massive number plate by 10.
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Hi Chris. That was it! Thanks very much for your prompt reply delivering me from this clearly self-imposed torment.
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Glad I could help.