How can I place a Photoshop document in Illustrator and preserve the layers?


I have not used Adobe Illustrator much, so please excuse me if this is obvious.

I'm trying to import a photoshop mockup of a logo into illustrator so I can finish it as a vector image. The problem is when I go to file.. place, and select the photoshop document, it doesn't preserve the layers. There will be a "layer 1" layer in the panel, and if I click the arrow next to it it will expand into one other layer, "filename.psd". This layer contains the bitmap of the entire flattened image, not individual layers as I would like to work with.

Any help?

5/6/2014 7:26:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Instead of placing your PSD file in Illustrator, open your PSD file in Illustrator. When the option box comes up: convert layers

Change the option from "Flatten Layers to a Single Image" to "Convert Layers to Objects" Your layers will now be retained in Illustrator. Good luck!

changing layers opacity:


5/6/2014 7:58:00 PM