Whenever I share a vector file that requires non-standard (or non-free) fonts, I always convert the text into outline strokes (which turns it from editable text into vector paths) so anyone I share it with doesn’t need the font. Just a tip I thought I’d share. Otherwise, it’s looking good. 😀
Seconded. Plus, if you export to SVG you will eliminate any dependency on a particular version of Adobe Illustrator, or on Adobe-anything really.
What I'd love is a way to convert my vector stuff from Photoshop CS6 (yes, I use Photoshop for vector work...) into SVG, or indeed into anything at all that some other program can reliably read. Including Adobe's own tools. The "Export Paths to Illustrator" feature is just plain broken, and seemingly there's nothing else that even tries. 🙁
Yes, that was the other thing I was going to mention: SVG
That way pretty much any vector editor can open it (Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, AutoDesk Graphic, etc).
As for your Photoshop Vector issue, I have an idea... If you’re using Windows, install a PDF Print Driver! (There are some free commercial versions if you do a Google search, however some of them install adware and toolbars so be careful; they’re almost always based on Ghostscript anyway, so if you do a search for “Ghostscript PDF Printer” you should find plenty of how-to guides, it can be tricky to get working just right but I’ve done it so it’s possible.)
Once you’ve got the PDF Printer setup, open your image in Photoshop and go to File -> Print, select the newly installed PDF Printer and save the PDF somewhere. So long as there were no raster elements visible on the Photoshop canvas the PDF *should* only contain vector paths. There are several websites (http://www.cloudconvert.com being one) that will let you upload a PDF and convert it to an SVG file; alternatively you can download the free vector editor Inkscape, which will open PDF files and export SVG.
Since the PDF format is based off Postscript, it’s inherently a vector format! I’ve used this method with DipTrace (a schematic capture and PCB layout tool) to export circuit board layouts and schematics in a form I could bring into my vector editor (AutoDesk Graphic), since DipTrace can only natively export in Gerber format (which is used by the machines that manufacturer PCBs).
Note, you’ll lose all your layers, their names, etc. and the PDF process might double up some paths, add a white background shape and do some other odd stuff that you’ll have to cleanup in Inkscape before exporting, but it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes. At least you’ll have it in a neutral format!
That’s one thing I love about macOS, the entire display subsystem is based on PDF (internally all windows and their content are represented as Display Postscript elements) which means anything you see on screen can be exported as a vector document (by using the built-in “Save as PDF” option in the print dialog).
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