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Illustrator to photoshop

New Here ,
Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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I'm trying to edit a design i made in illustrator on photoshop so that i can add a few more touches to it. I've tried exporting the illustrator file as a .psd file but it still doesn't have the layers when i open on photoshop. Is it even possible to do this?

 

im using a iMac desktop computer (late 2015) , photopshop 2021, Illustrator 2021 as well

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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Please provide information, ideally the ai-file itself. 

Are Blend Modes and Effects employed in the Illustrator Layers? 

Do you need the ai-Layers as Photoshop Layers? 

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Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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Yes the .ai files themselves, i want to have all of the layers i have on Illustrator on Photoshop so that i can edit them fully. There are things i can do on Photoshop that i cant do on Illustrator so how do i. convert .ai file layers to .psd photoshop layers?

 

So yes i need the .ai layers as photoshop layers

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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Can you show screen shots of:

  • the Photoshop Export Options dialog when you export from Illustrator
  • the Layers panel in Illustrator

You didn't say your expertise level, but only top level layers will be exported as separate layers into Photoshop.

 

~ Jane

 

 

 

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Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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You can pull each layer in as a smart file and then change whichever one's you need into a rasterized layer depending on what you need to do. Or you can create each layer as an asset in your library and use your libraries in photoshop to pull each layer.

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