How to select and delete the border in an EPS file in Adobe Illustrator


I have a graphic CS5 eps here that draws a honeycomb lattice. But I have a problem: When I selected it, I found that there is a border around it as shown in enter image description here

But I only want the honeycomb lattice part. I tried lasso tool in adobe illustrator to select the honeycomb, but it turns out I can't get rid of the border being selected.

So How can I select the honeycomb without the border?

2/26/2014 12:42:00 AM

Accepted Answer

The .eps file is a vector file and not a "ps graphic".

You can see the vector construction in the wireframe (within Illustrator):

enter image description here

You'll need a vector editing application to effectively remove the extra lines and anchors.

You can try using Inkscape to open the EPS and remove the extra objects but you won't be able to effectively remove anything with Photoshop alone. At least not if you wish to keep the file as a vector Smart Object within Photoshop.

Note: That particular eps was generated by Illustrator CC and it would appear that only Illustrator CC will open it. I'm unable to open the EPS with any older version of Illustrator. Therefore, Inkscape may also have a problem opening that eps file.

2/25/2014 3:30:00 PM