Did you know that you can open Adobe Illustrator Files in Photoshop? Adobe Illustrator files (.ai files) are saved in a PDF compatible format / vector compatible but also with a limited font set available. You can specify the resolution when opening the file: This makes it possible to open your Adobe Illustrator files in Photoshop. They will be vectorized, but you can specify the resolution that you wish to use when opening them. Any vector items will be scaled up without losing quality. Rasterized items will be included but will nto scale-up without pixelation. Please note that if you want the image to appear “actual size” on the screen you will need to set the resolution to 72dpi unless you are using something like a retina display. The default resolution for opening an Adobe Illustrator file in Photoshop is 300dpi.
I’ve written an app for OS X that will take an Adobe Illustrator file with broken links / liked files, and run through those trying to relink them automatically. Instructions Open the Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file with Illustrator. This application has been confirmed to work with Illustrator versions CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS6, and Adobe Creative Cloud Choose “Ignore” or “Ignore / Apply to All” to the messages about the missing files when the document is opening. Those are typically something like “Could not find the linked file / Choose Replace to select another file or Ignore to leave the link unchanged.” Run the Fix Linked Files App that you downloaded / installed. You will be prompted for a directory to search (recursively) for the missing linked files. By default this is set to three levels up from where the Adobe Illustrator file with the missing linked files is located. Please note: If you choose the root folder ( / ) or a folder with many files in it, it may take some time for the system to search for the linked files. I would suggest choosing the most restrictive path possible to start with. After the app has completed, any linked files found will be updated (and will show up normally) in Adobe Illustrator. Save the AI file and the linked files will continue your workflow with all the linked resources now fixed! Next time you open this file all of the resources will remain fixed and you will … Continue reading
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