Why can I not export layers to Photoshop? I need the text editable, too. Working in a multilayered .ai.
Your AI file probably contains transparency on a layer above the bottom one. When exporting to PSD all the transparency gets rendered into one layer. You might do better by using some registration marks, exporting each layer seperately and re-assembling in Photoshop.
Try pulling the Group shown above the text to below the text. It looks like there is a transparency of blur appled to that group. You may have to fake the text wrap by adjusting the text frame.
jarnot9 has a text wrap so that is the way it has to be but what they can do if that is causing the problem is remove the tex wrap and do it the old fashionb way which is a manually layout the text to look like it is wrapped. theat is one frame for the text to the right of the linked image and another one below the image and the first text frame they can then link the frames and copy and paste the text into the first text frame and let if flow into the second one or if they prefer simply not link the text frames.
In this case two frames are better than one, perhaps.
Oh wait a second the clipping path is not necessary and the image is not linked it is embedded hence the clipping path I think maybe it was copied and then pasted the clipping path can go. I think that will solve the problem.
1. color mode is RGB
2. linked image is a flat, rgb, jpg
3. never heard of a text frame... )looks like your grab is psd. Is that an Illustrator thing?) simple text box with text wrap (if I can't use text wrap, what is the point of working in Illustrator? might as well work in Photoshop)
4. clipping path is actually necessary, unless I edit the image in photoshop. There are 17 images in this doc. Again, why work in Illustrator if I can't use clipping path??
5. nothing is set to overprint (this design is for web)
I've been plowing through erroneous solutions for months now and I found a workaround, albeit a very limited one: If you happen to own Fireworks, this may do the trick:
*Open Fireworks and open the .AI file. Notice Fireworks will convert big groups to a rasterized image, so you may want to ungroup as much as you can.
*Save as a .psd file. Fireworks will do its best to convert the shapes to shape layers, and you'll find a .psd file with text and shape layer functioning and intact.
Please let me know if this works for you, and tell others if it does. For your amusement, here are some things that baffle me everyday:
*Illustrator and Photoshop have been in the same suite for years, yet exporting any slightly complex file as an editable vector file is virtually impossible. In effect, you can work with illustrator for your amusement, just don't expect to be able to deliver the file every client will ask you for.
*In Photoshop you can now apply a stroke to a path, stolen from the stroke feature in flash, yet this is somehow completely separated from the layer style stroke.
*Photoshop is still lacking any kind of asset library, so you have to manually open and drag any single object you intend to use over multiple files.
All these may be very personal nuisances, but it struck me how every time one of these subjects is brought up people start bringing in all kinds of completely unrelated topics and users are left stranded because there is no solution to the things that ought to have been fixed ages ago.