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file not embeded in illy - what to do?

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by Sign_Boy, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    Hey all,

    I'm hoping someone could help me out here.
    I have an ai that's missing an image (it's not embeded) and I don't have the file, I can get it but wanted to try a workaround first.
    I do however have a pdf with the image in it.
    Is there anyway to open the pdf in illy and somehow preserve the image?

    I'd appreciate any help on this.
    :thankyou:

    :supersmilie:
     
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  2. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Did you try "placing" the pdf in an ai document? "Placing" instead of flat out opening seems to be a workaround that's being used lately. Give that a try if you haven't already.
     
  3. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    Tried it, no luck. It brought it in but I couldn't break it apart.
    Thanks anyway!!
     
  4. Mason

    Mason Very Active Member

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    There is no work around for what you are asking.... bottom line. get the file.
     
  5. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    Had a feeling, eh it was worth a shot.
    Thanks
     
  6. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    Right click on the Ai file in question, and open with acrobat pro.

    If you see the image there, let me know.

    Sometimes you can see it when opening it with acrobat, but when opening in Ai, it'll tell you it's missing a linked file.

    If it's the former, there is a work around, as WWD mentioned.
     
  7. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    Did it and it's there
     
  8. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    can you post the pdf?
    There is almost always a way to extract images from pdfs.

    wayne k
    guam usa
     
  9. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    Not sure if the customer wants this out there.
    I'll PM you in a sec.

    Thanks

    On a side note the customer is getting me the file I need.
    Now it's just a matter of trying to figure a way to do this, but I feel Mason may be right.
     
  10. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    Drag it in and put it back together....Cut and paste it into a new document....And then rasterize the result....
     
  11. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    Thanks, but that's not working either.
     
  12. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    try opening the .pdf in photoshop?
     
  13. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    You nailed it!!!!
    Thank you!!!:U Rock:
     
  14. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    I opened it in adobe reader.
    Right clicked on the image with the attribute inspector and copied the image to the clipboard.
    Pasted it into the open pdf in illy and it came in as a cymk bitmap 490x373 pixels.
    Looks correct but I am not sure.
    The layout is a business card and the image takes up just a small part of the layout so I think it is the correct biz card size but will not be much use in a banner or poster layout.

    wayne k
    guam usa
     
  15. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    place the .pdf in a new document, then go to (I think, I'm not at a design computer) the object menu > flatten transparency, then hit control-7 a couple times to release any clipping masks, that should allow you to break apart the file and edit it like normal.
     
  16. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    Same thing happened here - MikePro nailed it with his PS idea.
    Thanks again for checking it out.
     
  17. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    booyah!
    not bad for a kid that just finished a 23hr workday! (no joke)
     
  18. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    Tried that, but it didn't work.
    There were no clipping masks.

    But MikePros idea worked.

    Thanks for the idea insignia
     
  19. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    23? why not 24??? hahaha Thank you once again no go get some much needed sleep
     
  20. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Opening the file in Reader Pro, then right clicking with the Touch Up object tool gives you the Edit option which will open the image in Photoshop.
     
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