I have noticed since switching to Leopard (now 10.5.2) on my new Mac Pro Octo, that I keep getting "Not Enough Memory To Save File" any time I try to EXPORT a CMYK file over about 12"x 12" to RGB color space?
For instance, I can SAVE a 2-ft x 3-ft AI file, I can cut and paste that artwork from AICS3 to a new RGB Photoshop CS3 document of the same size, but I cannot EXPORT in Tiff, PSD, etc. directly from AICS3. The resulting Photoshop file in my current case is 228-meg, but I have 16-Gig of RAM and a dedicated 500-Gig Scratch Disk?
I never had this problem when exporting in Tiger on a Dual G5.
(Brian_Corder), Jun 25, 2008 11:08 AM
jean p wrote:
> I'm just saying for me personally for most of my projects, Smart
> Objects are more appropriate, and so I never have to worry about all
> those export to layers problems any more.
Yes, I think there are merits in both approaches.
Certainly, if I were applying filters with global
effect, then smart objects would be the way to go.
One wouldn't want all those layers cluttering things
up in Photoshop.
I think were out of the topic now guys.. I hope Adobe will come up with the solution on avoiding this conflict with exporting a PSD file. This issue has been there for about 3 version now. Are there any other solution for exporting a large Illustrator file to Photoshop rather than importing it as Smart Objects, also preserving its editable layout? Not only for Mac but for Windows as well.
Are there any other solution for exporting a large Illustrator file to Photoshop rather than importing it as Smart Objects, also preserving its editable layout? Not only for Mac but for Windows as well.
In order to export an .ai with multiple layers to a .psd with layers preserved, you need to resize both the dimensions of your artboard (File:Document Setup) and the scale of the layers (Select All, then Object:Transform:Scale... or manually scale holding the "Shift" key). For example, if you ultimately need the final image at 600 width and 400 height, then set your artboard dimensions to this, and then scale your layers inside the new artboard dimensions. Then export as a .psd file (make sure you match RGB or CMYK and select "write layers"). You can then export as a .psd file with layers preserved.
turn it on it's side-no kidding. Turn it so the longer side is the vertical one. The Illustrator export function and photoshop import have a limit on the columns but not on rows. Some of the older formats such as pict had (have?) a limit of 4800 pix. so the solution was to make large images vertical.
or then again , maybe I did not understand your problem,