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How can I save .PSD or any file to .AI without Illustrator?

New Here ,
Feb 04, 2018 Feb 04, 2018

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Hi,

I mainly work on Photoshop so I paid for photoshop only.

But I need to save may work to .ai file just for sending to Printing house, they say they only use .ai file.

How can I save my work from Photoshop cc into .ai file without illustrator?

Or I have to paid for illustrator only?

(But pay for the program just for saving file is just make me sad ;7;)

Thank for your answer.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 04, 2018 Feb 04, 2018

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If they can only use AI file they must need a vector. You cannot save your file to AI, it must be recreated to their Specification.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 04, 2018 Feb 04, 2018

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There are copy shops  that will likely rent a workstation with Adobe `Illustrator on it or would be willing to convert it for for you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 04, 2018 Feb 04, 2018

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Do you know how to use Illustrator? If you do, or if you can learn fast, you could download the trial. I don't know if it's only seven days, like Photoshop, or maybe longer.

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2018 Feb 05, 2018

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The trial only 7 days like PS.

I used Illustrator convert some file and it's very good.

the problem is the next job after the 7 days trial end that I must paid for Illustrator only, or I have another way ^^'

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 05, 2018 Feb 05, 2018

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Might they also accept pdf or svg?

Only using ai seems fairly unusual for a printshop.

Does your artwork include Shape Layers, Type Layers, Vector Masks?

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2018 Feb 05, 2018

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No, my artwork just one layer of image. I think they want .ai for the correct color and maximum resolution.

I ask if .pdf ok and they say no.

Is .svg of .eps can be the same as .ai?

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Guide ,
Feb 05, 2018 Feb 05, 2018

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That printshop doesn't know what they are doing. Avoid, and look for another one. They'll accept AI only? Ridiculous. Terminate your business with them.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 05, 2018 Feb 05, 2018

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Is .svg of .eps can be the same as .ai?

No, but they are vector file  formats.

No, my artwork just one layer of image. I think they want .ai for the correct color and maximum resolution.

That does not really make sense, the resolution of a pixel image does not change when it is placed in an Illustrator file.

Neither do the colors unless the image is unprofiled and the Illustrator Working Space is different from the image editing program’s.

I suspect the printshop expects that the image is a vector image (especially if it’s a logo), what is the design?

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Hi all,

 

Take a look at the following article to move designs between Photoshop and Illustrator for different workflow that suits your design objectives: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/move-designs-between-photoshop-illustrator.html

 

Also, if you are looking to work with Illustrator design in Photoshop? See this: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/use-illustrator-artwork-in-photoshop.html

 

Hope it helps.

 

Thanks,

Mohit

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