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Export Illustrator file to Photoshop with layers

New Here ,
Jun 08, 2020

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Hi

 

I need to export a file from Illustrator to Photoshop with all the layers.

When I go to File > Export > Export as > and select the file to be exported as a Photoshop (*.PSD), I get an error message saying "Photoshop file could not be saved." Can anyone please help me?

 

I'm using Adobe Illustrator 2020 on a Windows 10.

 

Any help will be much appreciated 🙂

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Export Illustrator file to Photoshop with layers

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Jun 08, 2020

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Hi

 

I need to export a file from Illustrator to Photoshop with all the layers.

When I go to File > Export > Export as > and select the file to be exported as a Photoshop (*.PSD), I get an error message saying "Photoshop file could not be saved." Can anyone please help me?

 

I'm using Adobe Illustrator 2020 on a Windows 10.

 

Any help will be much appreciated 🙂

Kind regards

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How large is the file and where are you trying to save it?

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Jun 09, 2020

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My Illustrator file is 18.989 KB and I am just trying to export it as a .psd to a normal folder on my computer (somewhere on the C drive) where I have also saved the Illustrator file

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Jun 09, 2020

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Which resolution are you trying to export and which other settings?

Does it work with other files?

 

When was your last computer restart?

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Jun 09, 2020

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I am trying to export it with a high resolution (300 dpi).Settings.jpg

 

I have managed to export another (and much smaller: 5.792 KB) file. When I then open it in my Photoshop Elements, it opens - after a long time - but when I then try to do anything I get an error message saying "This is not a valid Portable Document File (PDF) document. It cannot be opened."

 

I have had my computer turned on and off between several attempts.

My co-students are having the same problems with some of their files, so it's not just me...

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300 ppi will make a large document.

How are the AI file dimensions (not the filesize)?

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It's an A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm).

Do you think it's simply too big a file?

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Jun 09, 2020

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Yes, it looks like so.

Can you try and export it at 72 ppi for a test?

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Jun 12, 2020

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I just tried a 72 ppi export. It didn't work either...

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Jun 12, 2020

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OK.

Then you maybe need some more troubleshooting.

Are there any non-ASCII-characters in the filename?

When was the last time you restarted the computer?

Have you already tried resetting the preferences?

For resetting preferences rename the folder so you can revert it in case it doesn't help: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html

 

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There are no non-ASCII-characters in the filename.

I just restarted my computer and reset the preferences - it didn't help (again I tried a 72 ppi export).

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Please contact Customer Care so they can have a look inside your system: https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html

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Jun 20, 2020

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I'll try that 🙂

 

Thank you for all your help!

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