2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2006 8:39 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Converting FW jpg to Illustrator ai

    BFuson
      I've only been using FW for a few months, all self-taught, and I need to convert a jpg in FW to an Illustrator compatible file. I've tried the "Save as..." option, choosing "*.ai", and I'm having trouble. Everything appears to work well at first, until I try to open the .ai file - all that I see is a box (appears as a transparent canvas) with an X across it.

      I'm not sure what other options/preferences could be causing a problem, and have tried everything that appears to be blatantly obvious. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks in advance!

      Best Regards,
      Brandon
        • 1. Re: Converting FW jpg to Illustrator ai
          JoeDaSilva Level 4
          A JPEG file is a flat file. No matter what you do in Fireworks you're not going to end up with an vector illustrator file. You can use the "place" command in AI to drop your flat image in. If you want to turn it into an actual piece of Illustrator art, you can try the "live trace" feature: http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/newfeatures.html#nf1
          • 2. Re: Converting FW jpg to Illustrator ai
            Level 7
            If you have the original PNG file from FW, and it contains vector art,
            You may be able to save it out as an ai file with some degree of
            success. But a jpeg is not vector based as Joey indicates.

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            BFuson wrote:
            > I've only been using FW for a few months, all self-taught, and I need to
            > convert a jpg in FW to an Illustrator compatible file. I've tried the "Save
            > as..." option, choosing "*.ai", and I'm having trouble. Everything appears to
            > work well at first, until I try to open the .ai file - all that I see is a box
            > (appears as a transparent canvas) with an X across it.
            >
            > I'm not sure what other options/preferences could be causing a problem, and
            > have tried everything that appears to be blatantly obvious. Any help would be
            > greatly appreciated.
            >
            > Thanks in advance!
            >
            > Best Regards,
            > Brandon
            >