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Can't open PSD file to layers in Illustrator CS6 for editing?

Mar 27, 2013 9:46 AM

I need to edit a Photoshop PSD file that has layers.

 

I believe vector lines can be edited in Photoshop but I only have PS Elements and can only edit the text.

 

I do have Illustrator CS6 but when I open the PSD file it will not open to separate layers, even if I choose this in the open options.

 

Maybe Illustrator cannot do this?

 

Can anyone advise please?

 

Thank you,

Mike.

 
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    Mar 27, 2013 10:08 AM   in reply to hemmickreef

    Maybe Illustrator cannot do this?

     

    You got it surrounded...

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:55 PM   in reply to hemmickreef

    No you cannot open layers in Illustrator from Photoshop. Photoshop is a raster based program and Illustrator is vector. A Photoshop .eps is not a true eps like you get in Illustrator.

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 12:39 AM   in reply to MargieF

    That's not entirely true, if you use File > Place and the psd has layers, Illustrator will open the 'Photoshop Import Options' dialogue box, here you can choose to convert layers to objects and this brings in the layers, however some types of layers won't import separately and come in rasterised. If your text layers are truly still text they will come in as text layers. Remember the whole imported file will be group and possibly have clipping paths attached which you will need to deal with.

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 8:15 AM   in reply to hemmickreef

    hemmickreef wrote:

     

    Although I can export as PSD from Illustrator - will PS read the layered files though?

     

     

    If you set up the file accordingly: yes.

    You have to take special care of some stuff. Search for it on this forum or the manual. It has been discussed here.

     

    hemmickreef wrote:

     

    What about EPS?

     

    Forget about EPS. And especially in this context.

     

    hemmickreef wrote:

     

    Can PS export as .ai?

    Yes, but only clipping masks. And only simple paths.

     
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