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Unable to copy/paste from photoshop to illustrator

New Here ,
Feb 05, 2022 Feb 05, 2022

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Hello,

 

I am unable to copy/cut then paste shapes, vector images, and raster images from Photoshop to Illustrator. However, I have no problem copy/pasting from Illustrator to Photoshop.

 

The export clipboard preference is enabled in Photoshop. 

 

Thanks for the help!

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Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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Sorry to hear about your experience, maybe if you try to reset the preferences will work, here are the instructions:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

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New Here ,
Mar 20, 2024 Mar 20, 2024

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Having the same problem even after resetting all preferences on both applications. Did you ever find the solution to this problem? 

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Community Expert ,
Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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Pasting pixel images into vector oriented applications is, in my opinion, an imprudent approach. 

 

What exactly are you copying (selected area, Layer, paths, …)? 

Could you please post screenshots from both programs with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible? 

 

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Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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I am copying the full layer into illustrator. I was hoping to "paint" around the image. I am more comfortable using illustrator and vectors than working in photoshop. That is why I am trying to copy it over into a new canvas. 

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Community Expert ,
Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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My recommendation: Just don’t do such a thing! (Edit: Meaning pasting pixel content in Illustrator instead of properly placing it.) 

 

Place the image propely, that way it exists as a file of its own and can be edited in Photoshop further if necessary without having to unembed. 

If you insist on this approach have you tried Select All (cmd-A), then copying (cmd-C)? 

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Community Beginner ,
May 31, 2024 May 31, 2024

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This is not what we are asking for, and we don't really care about best practices, as there are use cases where a simple copy and paste will suffice. Is there a way to copy/paste from photoshop to illustrator or not?

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Community Expert ,
Jun 02, 2024 Jun 02, 2024

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 we don't really care about best practices, 

That’s too bad, but I can’t deny that »work« sometimes seems to come down to »having to do work badly« because one is not given the time etc. to do it well. 

 

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Is there a way to copy/paste from photoshop to illustrator or not?

There is. 

 

Please provide a meaningful description (including screenshots with all the pertinent Panels visible) that might allow others to reproduce the issue. 

What is the »Export Clipboard«-Preferences setting, what are the image’s Color Mode and Bit Depth, did you select before copying, …? 

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Jun 05, 2024 Jun 05, 2024

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@Tiya5E88 , will you please provide meaningful information to enable one to pinpoint the reason for your problem? 

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