I have an EPS file that is a simple shape. I'd like to import that into Photoshop as a shape, not as a Smart Vector Object, which seems to be the only option. Is there a way to do this?
If not, how do I add a vector object to one of my Libraries so that it isn't linked to the file on my disk that originally created that object? That's why I want a shape, something that isn't linked to someother file on my computer, because if that file is moved or deleted, it breaks the connection and creates problems.
P.S. Nice new forums!
I stopped working with EPS files ages ago. You say you want a simple shape. Have you looked at the custom shapes that are included in Photoshop? See screenshot. If you don't see what you like in the drop-list, click the gear icon on the right for more shape options.
See if this Photoshop Academy video helps you.
If you have Adobe Illustrator you can open the eps in Illustrator, copy (Edit>Copy) the object, then in photoshop paste (Edit>Paste) and select Shape Layer.
What operating system do you have?
I have a solution, but it's a little convoluted.
In addition to Affinity Designer and Photoshop you'll need Gimp.
1. In Affinity Designer open your eps and Export it as a SVG
2. In Gimp open the SVG with Import paths checked, go to Windos>Dockable Dialogs>Paths, click on the Eye next to the path to
make it active. Then go to File>Export As and select TIFF Image.
3. In Photoshop open the TIFF Image, go to the paths panel, click on the path and then you should be able to define a custom shape.
(Edit>Define Custom Shape)
I just discovered there is a much better way that doesn't involve gimp.
Just open your EPS in Affinity Designer and Export As a PSD that should retain the paths when opened in photoshop.
thank you so much! 🙏🏻