How to export EPS content to PSD?

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I'm an experienced Photoshop user but a total Illustrator noob. I purchased some star effects in EPS format from Shutterstock thinking I could use Illustrator to convert them for use in Photoshop. The problem is that if I simply open the EPS into Illustrator and export it to PSD, I get an single layer PSD just 125 pixels wide. 

 

When I examine the EPS in Illustrator, the Layers menu displays what appears to be hundreds of "groups" and subgroups containing more subgroups. I'm confused. Is there a quick remedy for this weirdness? Thanks. Illustrator 26.0.3, Windows 11

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You cannot use this in Photoshop. You want to exxchange the background, right? You have to do that in Illutrator, because you cannot get the blending modes across https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiqm5hdQA5A

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What happens if you just open the EPS file in Photoshop?

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John Mensinger, thank you for the response. I tried opening the EPS in Photoshop, but I get the same problem. The default size is 125 pixels; if I import at 6000 pixels, I just get a 125 pixel single-layer raster image scaled up to 6000 pixels--with the checkerboard included.

 

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Shutterstock makes a 6000 pixel JPG of the asset available, and while it is higher resolution, it includes the checkerboard background. (Shutterstock tech support suggested I try a "background remover" tool.)

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You cannot use this in Photoshop. You want to exxchange the background, right? You have to do that in Illutrator, because you cannot get the blending modes across

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiqm5hdQA5A

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Monika Gause, thank you for the link! This addresses my issue. I purchased these EPS stars thinking they would be a simple port to Photoshop, but apparently not. That said, it would not hurt me to learn a little more about Illustrator--and maybe these stars will yet be salvagable. 

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