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Old 07-17-2006, 07:16 AM   #1
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I don't really know that much about Photoshop, so anybody know why I can't always save a PSD files as an EPS and retain vector data? The vector option is sometimes greyed out: it varies from file to file. I'm using CS2 Mac, and I always update text layers when the program warns me.
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robin: I don't really know that much about Photoshop, so anybody know why I can't always save a PSD files as an EPS and retain vector data?
I don't believe it does...I think it rasterizes the vector data but I'm not positive...

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Hello Terrie, all the other Photoshop files in this group will happily save as EPS with vector data. I just can't see what's wrong with this one.
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Hello Terrie, all the other Photoshop files in this group will happily save as EPS with vector data. I just can't see what's wrong with this one.
Might these be in a different color Mode? I don't know that Mode has any affect on saving vector data, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.

Hm, just experimented with it for a sec and noticed that if the Mode is "Indexed color" layers get flattened and vector objects get rasterized.

   
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:36 AM   #5
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Sweetheart, even my clients don't submit in Index
I haven't time to fully investigate this file (beer and barbecue, and I'm late already), but I've have a good look at it and really can't see anything that's obviously wrong.
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robin: all the other Photoshop files in this group will happily save as EPS with vector data. I just can't see what's wrong with this one.
Ahhh...sorry...really misread your post...I'm glad to hear that the vector data is saved...as I've yet to change the status of CS2 from floorware to installedware, I can't even test the odd file for you...'-}}

What's different about the won't save file compared to the ones that do save??? If the mode isn't different, is the size significantly different or really stretching here...what tool do you have set--I noticed once that if I have the Type tool selected that a number of options on the menus are greyed out...

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Sweetheart, even my clients don't submit in Index
That's good. I wouldn't be at all surprised to get that mode from some of the clients I used to have. Amazing, but true.

   
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I really don't know what it is, but I occasionally get a PSD file that just won't behave properly. Somebody else has dumped a Photoshop job on us this afternoon, so I'll have another bash at the problem on Monday.
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Ahhhh...yer "basic random occurence in the machine" (the excuse given to a non-techie friend of mine when she queried the machine maker about a problem she'd had) combined with the file creator not having sacrificed a chicken salad sandwich to computer gods...'-}}

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Just curious, what kind of vector data are we talking about? Text? I wonder why they would use Photoshop instead of Illustrator. The only thing I could think of would be a photo with a clipping path saved into it.
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