I have a world map in Illustrator with a layer for each individual country. I want to copy and paste all layers into photoshop so that I can edit the colour blend for each individual country. I do not want to copy and paste 200 times to get 200 shape layers. Can I copy then another way so i can edit each country individually?
You should make an export of your
.ai file as a
File > Export..., at the bottom of the dialog you must choose
psd as your exporting format and when you click
save you get a new dialog in which you can choose if you are exporting as a flat image or with the different layers. To do this you must check the
Write Layers option. After that you would be good to open that file in Photoshop and tune your individual countries.
I encountered this problem today and the solution stated above did not work for me. With so much trial, experiment and research here's what worked for me..
I created new layers in AI for all my images... then click the image each and drag each one to new layers I've created.
After that, I exported that file ticking Options: Write layers, etc.. and saved it as PSD file.
When I opened it on Photoshop .. all layers are now visible.. ! Hope this will help others you'll encounter such problem.