Can we use ionicons like we use font awesome? or is there any workaround. Currently, they have the option to download SVG's but they are not opening in photoshop for me (I am using cs6).

  • Do these answers begin to answer your question?
    – joojaa
    Feb 21 at 20:18
  • How do we use font awesome in PS cs 6? I have no recollection of what the svg support was pre CC. I could've sworn you could open svg's but PS would rasterize them... But I guess not? — I personally use IconJar (Mac only). You can drag icons from IconJar to the application... but that is no different than dragging/opening .svg files in PS.
    – Joonas
    Feb 21 at 22:08

Don't open an SVG in Photoshop - that will rasterize it. In some instances I've found that Photoshop can have problems rasterizing an SVG, especially a complex one.

Instead try placing the SVG using File > Place linked/embedded, or drag and drop the file into an existing document, where it will be converted into a Smart Object, and will remain a vector image. This certainly works in Photoshop CC. I don't have a copy of CS6 to test it.

If this still causes problems, perhaps try opening the SVG in Illustrator, and save as an AI file, then place the AI file as a Smart Object in a Photoshop document.

  • Yeah, I was doing the same. Open in illustrator and then drag into photoshop as a smart object. Not an efficient solution like font-awesome we use but it works. thanks Feb 22 at 20:03
  • @AamirShahzad, you still haven't told us how you use font awesome in cs6. Dude, cs6/cc was released like 8 years ago. I can't remember further than 24hours you think I remember how things worked I cs6? :) Like I think I maybe had an extension for fontawesome. But if you use it as a font, you could probably use like iconmoon.io to convert any icon pack into a font... though I'm not s sure that would make it any easier than just converting the files to png once and just dragging them in on demand..
    – Joonas
    Feb 22 at 21:53
  • @Joonas this is how you use font awesome. knackforge.com/blog/manoj/… Mar 2 at 16:17
  • Yea, svg's converted into a font using iconmoon would work the same way.
    – Joonas
    Mar 2 at 18:12

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