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Without having a version of Illustrator the same as or later than the version used to create the .ai file, there's not much you can do. I haven't come across any tool that will give you an accurate conversion of any but the simplest file. Even with Illustrator, a direct conversion to an "equivalent PSD" (and I'm not entirely sure what you mean by that) is ...


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They actually added this feature in the newest installment of Photoshop CC (14.2). You can see more info: See linked smart objects I am aware of this feature but have not yet used it for anything. Still you should be using indesign. Note,you probably need to script this anyway as you have many legacy files that need updating. PS: Its amazing how long it ...


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Unfortunately I don't think this is possible. The only way you could accomplish this is by merging the layers together and then making your selection and moving it. You can move multiple layers entirely together, but not sections of them, much like you can't paint, erase, or do any other action on multiple layers at the same time. What you can do though, ...


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You can try to use a Clipping mask. Make a new shape and frame the shadow you want to keep. Select object with shadow and "the frame" shape (on top). Then hit Cmd + 7


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Blending modes within Photoshop do NOT translate to PNG format. It is not a matter of "how". It is a matter if it being impossible based on current technology. In order for a PNG to work properly all your Photoshop layers need to be set to Normal for the blending mode. This means you need to avoid using any blending modes when setting things up in ...


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You could always "right click" on the file, and choose "Open With" "Photoshop." Unless the file was created a version of Illustrator that is completely incompatible with your version of Photoshop, you shouldn't have a problem doing that. Once opened in Photoshop, I would choose "Smart Object" as the method to open the file, so that in the future, if this ...


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You should really be using Illustrator for this if you plan to send it to the printer because your files will be huge but you didnt mention if this was for web or print. I would suggest making them vector if you can that way if you ever need to use them again but in a different size you can resize without loosing any quality. Since that wasnt your ...



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