"PSD" is the default extension for Photoshop files. If you want to use Adobe Illustrator to edit an image, you can convert it to a vector file through the application. With Adobe Illustrator, you can edit and create vector graphics for use in a variety of media outlets -- both on and offline. Converting the PSD file to a vector file requires is a short process; the file can then be saved as a vector file moving forward.
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Double-click the Adobe Illustrator icon to open the program. Click "File," then "Open." Click the PSD file you want to convert to a vector file, and click "Open."
Click "Flatten Layers to a Single Image," then click "OK."
Click "Photo High Fidelity" from the "Preset" list and move the "Max Colors" slider to "256." Click "Trace." This creates paths as similar as possible to the PSD file.
Click "Object," then "Expand." This converts your PSD file to a vector file. Click "File," then "Save As." Select ".ai" or ".eps" as the file extensions. Both are vector file extensions. Name your file and click "Save."
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