I've had this same issues myself and found the answer once but now cannot locate it again. The answer I found did not mention anything about preparing the files before exporting and it was a very simple step to view the converted file. I just can't find it now and would appreciate assistance with this too.
When using the export paths to Illustrator command, the file opened in Illustrator will appear blank, but it isn't. Simply switch to Outline Mode (View > Outline) and you will see your paths. Photoshop exports the paths as unfilled, unstroked paths so there is simply nothing to show in Preview Mode. Switch to Outline Mode and recolor your paths. Or simply Select all and tap the D key on the keyboard. Your paths should become visble.
Importing PSD files into Illustrator
- • Opening PSD files into Illustrator
1. Turn on your computer and launch the Illustrator program.
2. Open a new document by clicking File>New in Illustrator’s menu bar.
3. To open your Photoshop document, go to File>Open and then select the document you want to open when prompted.
- • Placing PSD files into Illustrator (Editable)
This method is ideal if you wish to incorporate a Photoshop document within an existing Illustrator document which can then make the PSD file editable within Illustrator.
1. Launch the Illustrator program, select File>Place
2. Locate the PSD file you want to import and click “Place”. Make sure the “Link” option is not selected.
Placing or opening an unlinked Photoshop file will prompt a dialog box with options, choose the most appropriate option and then click “OK”.
• Convert Layers to Objects: This option will convert the Photoshop layers into Illustrator objects to be able preserve masks, transparency and blending modes.
• Flatten Layers to a Single Object: This option will flatten all the Photoshop layers into a single layer to preserve the look and appearance of the image; however individual Photoshop layers will no longer be editable.
- • Placing PSD files into Illustrator (Not Editable)
This method is ideal for incorporating your Photoshop files in an existing Illustrator document. Although the PSD file will no longer be editable it will be able to maintain a link to your original Photoshop file.
1. Launch the Illustrator program, select File>Place.
2. Locate the PSD file you want to import and click Place. Make sure the Link option is selected.
**The one time it did not work for me and appeared black was because of shadows (hue/saturation adjustment layer). So I compared the old .psd file, that converted fine, to the current one I was trying got send. One of the differences was the introduction of shadows by duplicating the fonts and image shapes, then merging them to a single image with hue/saturation adjustments. When adjusting the hue/saturation, it appears in a separate layer that was locked to next to image that was just produced. Some reason that was the bug that kept Illustrator from placing the .psd file in Illustrator. The solution was to merge the hue/saturation layer with the image layer. Now it’s back to normal.
Hope this save you some time.
m. duban schrieb:
1) Save the photoshop file as (EPS);
2) Open the saved EPS file with adobe illustrator;
3) Save the EPS file as AI using the illustrator.
Nope, never. Don't use EPS anymore as EPS does not support transparency.
Correct solution: Save Photoshop File as PSD, open that in Illustrator, save as AI.
1. Open your Design in photoshop
2. Save as PDF
3. Open the PDF file in Illustrator
4. Save as AI From Illustrator
No, don't do that, Illustrator is NOT a common PDF editor.
The correct solution was given above: Save the file as PSD, open that PSD in Illustrator, Save as AI in Illustrator.