.Ai open blank in Photoshop and Preview

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by waloshin, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    .Ai open blank in Photoshop and Preview. IS the file corrupt?
     
  2. bent christian Suspended

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    Save as an EPS and try again.
     
  3. MechaSpanky macrumors 6502

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    The question to ask is "does your .ai file open blank in Illustrator?"
     
  4. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    There are numerous reasons it may not open properly in any number of apps. The important thing is if it opens correctly in Illustrator (as Spanky already stated above).

    Off the top of my head, it could be as simple as everything in the AI file could be on a hidden layer in AI.
     
  5. dwig macrumors 6502

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    and it could be that the Ai file was saved w/o the option to make a file that is PDF compatible. Acrobat and Ps can only read Ai files saved with this option turned on.
     
  6. dadohead macrumors newbie

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    Also, a layer in AI can be set to be nonprinting, so you'd see everything on the layer when in the program, but it will print out (or render) blank. Layers set to nonprinting have the title of the layer set to italic.
     
  7. bent christian Suspended

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    Yes, all of this - so check you settings.

    If nothing looks out of place save to another form of postscript (EPS) and try to open in PS again. If PS will not open your new EPS, there is probably something wrong with the file, or perhaps there is a version issue.
     
  8. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    That's not it. While you're correct about the PDF Compatible option, when you try to open it in PS, Acrobat, Preview, etc. it doesn't open as a blank document as mentioned in the original post—it opens as a paragraph of text.

    While that text/image is essentially useless to anyone, it does mean that there is another problem at play here... unless the O.P. actually meant this text/image is what shows up and it is not truly "blank."
     
  9. superscape macrumors 6502a

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