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Chapter 13. Combining Illustrator CS2 Gr... > Exporting a layered file to Photosho...

Exporting a layered file to Photoshop

Not only can you open layered Photoshop files in Illustrator, but you can also save layered Illustrator files and then open them in Photoshop. Working with layered files between Illustrator and Photoshop is very helpful when creating and editing Web graphics. You can preserve the hierarchical relationship of the layers by selecting the Write Layers option when saving your file. You can also open and edit type objects.

Choose File > Export.

Navigate to the folder where you’ll save the file, and name the file Postcard2.psd. Changing the file name preserves your original Illustrator file.

Choose Photoshop (PSD) from the Save as Type (Windows) or Format (Mac OS) drop-down menu, and click Save (Windows) or Export (Mac OS).

In the Photoshop Export Options dialog box, choose CMYK as the Color Model, select Screen (72 ppi) for Resolution, and check Write Layers. Leave Preserve Text Editability and Maximum Editability checked. Check Anti-alias. Click OK.

The Anti-alias option removes jagged edges in the artwork. The Write Layers option lets you export each Illustrator top-level layer as a separate Photoshop layer.

Start Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Open the Postcard2.psd file that you exported in step 4.

If prompted to update text layers, click Update.

Select the Type tool () in the toolbox.

Click the Type tool within the text on the path, and choose Select > All to select all the text.

In the control bar, change the text attributes by changing the font and size.

Choose File > Save. Choose File > Close to close the file.



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