No layers in Vector images.

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Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018

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I downloaded 3-4 vector images that for some reason do not give me an option to use the layers in Photoshop. Why is this happening?

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Adobe Employee , Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018
Hi Shanel,Sorry to hear that.If you are opening vector files in Photoshop then please follow the steps as mentioned below in order to see the layers associated with the files:Go to Files>Export>Export as Photoshop(.PSD)> choose the color model>and select the option "Write Layers"If you still face troubles, please let me know the File IDs with which are facing troubles with so that we can further assist you.Regards,Twarita

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018

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Hi Shanel,

Sorry to hear that.

If you are opening vector files in Photoshop then please follow the steps as mentioned below in order to see the layers associated with the files:

Go to Files>Export>Export as Photoshop(.PSD)> choose the color model>and select the option "Write Layers"

If you still face troubles, please let me know the File IDs with which are facing troubles with so that we can further assist you.

Regards,

Twarita

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Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018

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Also, depending on how the image was set up and saved in Illustrator (or whatever app was used) the artist selling it can do a lot to make it more or less useful to the end user - sometimes everything is on one (Illustrator) layer, sometimes grouped randomly or nonsensically, and sometimes all the paths have been converted to a single compound path before the file was saved and uploaded.

This makes it as hard as possible for the end user to modify the vector (which is part of the license), and it also makes it so there would just not be any layers to use in Photoshop - just the main / background layer.

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Jun 23, 2020 Jun 23, 2020

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Hi DillyDrip20,

Can you tell us what the asset ID number is for the file you are working with and what program you are using to open the file please?

 

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Jun 26, 2020 Jun 26, 2020

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Hello! Thanks so much fror responding. I am using Adobe Illustrator with the cloud on my desktop using stock image 286280957

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Jun 23, 2020 Jun 23, 2020

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JPEG images do not have a tranparency layer. You need to do your own cut-out. Vector images may have transparent background depending on the asset but sometimes it is tricky to get done what you want when you do not have a vector editing program like Illustrator at your disposal. Some vector files even cannot be opened correctly in a vector editing program if the version of the Illustrator file is not understood by the program. This happens with third party vector programs, but also with older Illustrator programs who will not open newer file versions.

 

As for your specific case, best is to indicate the asset id and the program and version (including OS and version) you want to use to edit the file.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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