How to open a large Illustrator file (eg. 120 in x 48 in) saved in Illustrator. Then, how to open the same file to actual size in Photoshop?


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You can simply go to Photoshop > open > yourfile.ai

It will bring up a window so you see the image size and artboard size. Click ok, and there you have it!

illustrator file in photoshop

Use this image as a guide.


What about copying the object in illu and paste in your photoshop - Then a dialog like this should appear:

Photoshop Dialog

  • That should be better in english, I guess ...
    – Mensch
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 20:00
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    really? Smart objekt <> Smart object ? pixel <> pixel ? pfad - okay that maybe tough..but it's path. The real struggle is Formebene, but thats shape(form) layer(ebene)… I guess you are 50% right :p
    – moeses
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 8:23

You might try saving file in EPS format, it must be working.

Good luck

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