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how do I edit in Photoshop from Illustrator

Sep 4, 2009 12:35 PM

I am running CS4 Master Suite on Mac 10.5.8 and in other CS versions of Illustrator, I could select the image I just placed and click "Edit Original" and the image would then open in Photoshop. Now the "Edit Original" is grayed out. I am sure it's a simple setting I am overlooking and I tried to search the forum, but get an admin error when trying to search the forum no matter what info I add in the search field. It seems the forum is all Adobe what's to give us as far as tech support....and now it is giving errors!

 

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    Sep 4, 2009 1:16 PM   in reply to mark pilkinton

    The file has to be placed as a Link, not embedded. If you go to the links panel and see a little graphic icon next to the link then you image is embedded. Select the link in the Links Panel and click the Go to Link icon at the bottom of the panel, this will center you up on the image so you can confirm it is the image you want to relink to. Now click the Relink Icon at the bottom of the Links panel. Navigate to the image which was placed. This will relink or update the link. Once this is done you only need to select the image in the Links panel and click on the Edit Original Icon at the bottom of the Links panel. This should launch PhotoShop and allow you to edit the linked file, now that it is well and truly linked and not embedded.

     
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    Sep 4, 2009 1:45 PM   in reply to mark pilkinton

    Good advice already, this may be helpful too:

     

    When placing images, enable "link":

     

    link.jpg

    When saving AI, do not enable "Include Linked Content" (unless you have a need to embed all of your links, because that's what it does):AI_save.jpg

    It is not necessary to embed links for other applications, the image data is included in the PDF output portion of the AI file, and the other app will reference the PDF output (as long as you check "Create PDF Compatible File)

     

    As long as you always save this way, and link when placing, links remain dynamic content in Illustrator, and image links can be accessed in Photoshop with "Edit Original" in either the links panel or the Control bar.

     
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    Sep 4, 2009 1:46 PM   in reply to mark pilkinton

    Sorry, I should have mentioned the check box in the place dialog window.

     
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    Sep 4, 2009 1:49 PM   in reply to mark pilkinton

    mark pilkinton wrote:

     

    Thanks, for the input. I knew there was a simple answer to the problem. Even after I re-linked and re-selected the image, the edit option is still grayed out and after doing it again, I notice a check box when placing the image in the bottom left corner to "link" image. I guess it was there before and was checked by default, but one of the updates changed it. Or I unchecked it by accident!

    You beat me to it, my apologies for posting redundant information.

     
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    Sep 4, 2009 2:24 PM   in reply to Printer_Rick

    No worries, better to get more info. then be ignored. I can't imagine the OP minds more input.

     
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    Sep 5, 2009 5:53 PM   in reply to PrepressPro1

    Of course what we need is smart objects in Illustrator.

     
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    Jan 2, 2010 10:18 AM   in reply to PrepressPro1

    PrepressPro1 wrote:

     

    The file has to be placed as a Link, not embedded. If you go to the links panel and see a little graphic icon next to the link then you image is embedded. Select the link in the Links Panel and click the Go to Link icon at the bottom of the panel, this will center you up on the image so you can confirm it is the image you want to relink to. Now click the Relink Icon at the bottom of the Links panel. Navigate to the image which was placed. This will relink or update the link. Once this is done you only need to select the image in the Links panel and click on the Edit Original Icon at the bottom of the Links panel. This should launch PhotoShop and allow you to edit the linked file, now that it is well and truly linked and not embedded.

     

    Hi there!

    The problem that I have is that I'm trying to edit the link image inside illustrator but when I clic "Edit original" it doesn't launch Photoshop but the preview mode on my Mac. How can I set up photoshop so when I clic "Edit original" will open Photoshop nor the other?
    Thanks for your help!

     
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    Jan 2, 2010 11:11 AM   in reply to claudia_majano

    In the finder find the type of file you have link, that is tiff or jpeg or psd or png, file type . When you find one g control or right click on the icon and from the contextual menu choose get info. You will see in the get info dialog a category Open with if it is not expanded expand it and change the application from Preview to Photoshop and then below tht  you will see something like apply to all of this type. Click that as well.

     
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    Jan 4, 2010 6:48 AM   in reply to Wade_Zimmerman

    Wade_Zimmerman wrote:

     

    In the finder find the type of file you have link, that is tiff or jpeg or psd or png, file type . When you find one g control or right click on the icon and from the contextual menu choose get info. You will see in the get info dialog a category Open with if it is not expanded expand it and change the application from Preview to Photoshop and then below tht  you will see something like apply to all of this type. Click that as well.

    Wade_Zimmerman... thank you so much!

    You saved my life! It was very frustrating for me 'cause I knew it was easy!... so thanks!

     

    Happy New Year by the way!

     
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    Jan 4, 2010 7:36 AM   in reply to claudia_majano

    Not so fast buddy…where do I send the bill!

     
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    Apr 15, 2012 7:15 PM   in reply to mark pilkinton

    Thank you so much for the advice, so the preference is a 'finder' problem' not an illustrator preference. The penny has finally dropped. I have change it in the finder 'info' window  and did 'change all' too - Brilliant

     
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    Oct 22, 2013 9:04 PM   in reply to Wayne Knetter

    The only problem is that now if you're just browsing your images and just need a preview it will open it in Photoshop Adobe should find a way to overpass the OS standard to keep the suite integrated

     
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