Replace an image with another in Illustrator

Explorer ,
Sep 16, 2019 Sep 16, 2019

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Hi there,

I would like to add an image to replace the one in this flyer but can't find a way to do that.  Image and actual file attached.  

 

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Explorer , Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019
Thank you all. I was able to move to create a new layer and move that layer right on top of the existing image and it worked like a charm

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Sep 16, 2019 Sep 16, 2019

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The attached file is a vector illustration. What do you want to replace with what?

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Explorer ,
Sep 16, 2019 Sep 16, 2019

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want to replace it with an image I purchased.

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Sep 16, 2019 Sep 16, 2019

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Can you please be precise what exactly you want to replace with what?

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 16, 2019 Sep 16, 2019

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Hi Jerry,

 

Thanks for reaching out. As Monika mentioned, we would need a few more details to help you on this.  To replace a placed image simply click 'Relink' in the Layers panel or in Place dialog box while placing it. Please take a look at this GIF:

replace file.gif

 

You can also refer to this video tutorial for more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL4FpDkzEN4

 

Regards,

Srishti

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Explorer ,
Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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I followed the youtube video but for some reason I don't see the 'Replace' highlighted for me to click on when I went to place.  I'm not sure why the Replace button is not lit. 

 
 

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Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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Replace button is only active when an image is selected in the artwork. You still have not explained what should be replaced by what (the files you mentioned above are the exact same files). This would be somehow important.

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Explorer ,
Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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What should the file of the image I sent be labeled at? On the youtube video, the file shows an AI saved file. What am I doing wrong?

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Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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Can you perhaps give us some context about what you are doing? Because only then we can tell you what you are doing wrong.

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Explorer ,
Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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ok. I'm trying to replace the existing image there which are buildings and high rises with a different image. Like houses.

 

Ai Image edit of buildings.PNG

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Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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So you want to replace the blue skyscrapers in the background?

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Explorer ,
Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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yes

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Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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And you can't click on them to delete them, right? That happens because that image is inside a clipping mask. You first have to select it and Object > Clipping mask > Release. Then click on the houses in the background with the black arrow tool so they are selected. Then delete them. Then you can open a different Illustrator file, select the other houses you have, copy them to the clipboard. Then in the other file click on the blua sky background to select it and Edit > Paste in front in order to gt your other houses into the correct place in the stacking order. Then move it, scale it and whatever is necessary to arrange it.

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Explorer ,
Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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Monika,

 

Unfortunately, that does not work because you paste in front after you copy it.  It does not look like the original.  That method just does not work.  The early instruction on the youtube can work, I just need to know how to save the image so it can be replaced.  Similar to what I explained before.

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Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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Please show why it doesn't work.

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Sep 17, 2019 Sep 17, 2019

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Thank you all. I was able to move to create a new layer and move that layer right on top of the existing image and it worked like a charm

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Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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It's actually the "Links" panel. Not the layers panel.

I use this all the time with Stock images. Set your layout up with stock that's not approved, then when it gets approved, relink to the newly licensed version. Saves a ton of time!

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