how do i save a illustrator cs4 file to illustrator cs file?

Question by Family W: how do i save a illustrator cs4 file to illustrator cs file?
Hi,

I have an adobe illustrator cs4 file and i want to send it to another person who has adobe illustrator cs, however when he tries to open it, it was made in a newer version. How can i save the .eps in cs4 to work in cs?

Answer:

Answer by Pikeface
I’m doing this through cs3, but it should apply to cs4.

File
>Save As
>blahblahblah.eps

A new window should open giving you the .eps options. At the very top it should say Version: Illustrator CS4 EPS, or something similar. You should be able to click the drop down menu and select Illustrator CS.

That way he should be able to open it.

How do i Delete a item in Adobe Illustrator CS4?

Question by Adam Y: How do i Delete a item in Adobe Illustrator CS4?
How do i Delete a item in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or What is the Hotkey?

Answer:

Answer by Andy D
Believe it or not, its just delete. If its multiple items you choose one of your selection tools, drag round it and press delete. If its more than one in seperate areas you press CTRL and drag round that too. Any questions you can still use the help menu at the top right corner and find the shortcut keys in there

Q&A: Does anyone know how to delete a drop shadow from an Illustrator CS4/vector file?

Question by Troy: Does anyone know how to delete a drop shadow from an Illustrator CS4/vector file?
I have a file that I have imported (created by a customer) into Illustrator CS4. The logo is vectored but has a drop shadow which I need to remove. I have looked in both the layers palette and the appearance palette but there is no info on the effect. Does anyone have any idea how to remove that pesky shadow?

Best answer:

Answer by Tim D
Unless it is embedded it will appear in one of the sublayers in the layer menu, open up all the layers (little triangle to the left) to reveal the sublayers one of them should have a filled grey circle to the right, that will be where the effect is. However if it is not appearing in the appearance palette it might be rasterised and embedded in which case you will need to make a clipping path to mask it.

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Installing brushes in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator?

Question by Leigh: Installing brushes in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator?
Could anyone walk me through installing brushes in Photoshop and Illustrator? I’ve done it before, but half the time the brushes don’t show up, and I don’t know why.

Also, does anyone have any recommendations where to get nice brushes for Photoshop and Illustrator?

Thanks in advance!!

Best answer:

Answer by Jamie W
Put the brush file in your photoshop brueshes folder. usually Programs>Adobe>Photoshop>Brushes

Now restart Photoshop if its open. Go to brushes look for the little triangle next to the brush choices. Click on that and select add brushes(or something similiar, I dont have PS on this computer) You should see the brushes you added available on the list. Click on it. You should be good to go. (this varies slighlty depending on what version of PS you are using)

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What site has the best free adobe photoshop and illustrator brushes/vectors?

Question by ispeak3: What site has the best free adobe photoshop and illustrator brushes/vectors?
Hi, I was just looking for different brushes to download, and wanted to know which site people got there brushes from and thought was the best.

Best answer:

Answer by yo2lux
This one: http://www.deviantart.com/

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how do I get rid of the white background around my image in Illustrator CS4?

Question by 1selkie: how do I get rid of the white background around my image in Illustrator CS4?
I have a Photoshop image that I’m placing into Illustrator CS4. It keeps coming in with a white background. I’ve tried saving it a png, which I thought would preserve the transparency, but it’s not working. Any other ideas?

Best answer:

Answer by JustinSyn
Open your image in Photoshop, use magnetic lasso to cut it out. Save the selection made with lasso then open a new Illustrator file, set the background to transparent, finally, go to file, then select place, open up the selection you made from the image. The selection should be placed on a transparent background.

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Q&A: Why does saving an Illustrator CS4 file as Illustrator 8 increase the file size?

Question by drek: Why does saving an Illustrator CS4 file as Illustrator 8 increase the file size?
My CS4 file is 3MB and after saving it as an Illustrator 8 file it was over 7MB?! Also, when I save the CS4 file as an Illustrator 8 it will not allow me to uncheck the pdf compatibility option (which increases the file size)…Is there any way around that? I’ve tried flattening transparency and that is not helping either. My image is purely vector art – no linked or embedded images.

Best answer:

Answer by Nahum
AI format files for version 8 are based on PostScript, which is compatible with PDF. Versions later, the AI format became based on Progressive Graphics Format (PGF).

When you save for an earlier version of Illustrator, or save with PDF compatibility, you are embedding an entire PostScript format along with the PGF format, essentially two files at once.

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What is the best Adobe Illustrator CS4 instructional book?

Question by Kei: What is the best Adobe Illustrator CS4 instructional book?
I need a LOT of help with Adobe Illustrator CS4 and the Wow book that I have doesn’t really teach me anything.

Any recommendations?

I need the book to have info on pretty much anything like copying things, how to gradient mesh, and how to use just about all the tools in adobe illustrator.

Best answer:

Answer by Natalie
This is what I use:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321573781?ie=UTF8&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321573781

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Can I use illustrator or photoshop cs4 with a walcom tablet?

Question by Pete: Can I use illustrator or photoshop cs4 with a walcom tablet?
I am interested in getting a walcom tablet for $ 70.oo and was wondering if its compatible with i,lustrator or photoshop cs4? anyone know?

Best answer:

Answer by Jessica W
i don’t know about walcom tablets but i know that wacom tablets def are. i’m using one right now.

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Q&A: How do I add a background to a sketch in Illustrator CS4?

Question by here-and-faraway: How do I add a background to a sketch in Illustrator CS4?
I drew a cute figure in CS4 and want to add a background. The problem is my figure is in layer 1. How do I draw something BEHIND layer 1. I’m guessing there’s an easy way to switch the “stacking order” of layers around?

Best answer:

Answer by Halflight17
Well the first step is copying the layer. then you’ll need to find a way to make the white (/background colour) transparent on one layer.

this link may help a bit: http://www.thejaded.co.uk/studio/index.html

sorry I can’t be of much help. I know how to use Gimp and am learning how to use Photoshop. 🙁

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