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I'm using VW 10.5. I use Photoshop for my final editing in my presentation. I use the following to convert my drawings to photoshop:

1. Export as DXF file

2. Use Adobe Illustrator to open the DXF file

3. Save as Adobe Illustrator file

4. Open the Adobe Illustrator file in Photoshop.

So far it seems to be the only way I am able to transfer my dwgs into Photoshop. Anybody has a better idea or shortcut?

In addition, does anybody know why the line weight is so much finer in appearance in Photoshop as compared to VW once it has been imported into Photoshop? Any way to resolve this?

Appreciate any reply. Thanks.

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I would just export an image file to go straight into Photoshop.

Why are you doing it that way?

What do you want to achieve?

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using the export to an image file would not allow me to have the flexibility of changing the line colour of the drawing.

the problem at the moment is any change in the image colour would also change the background colour of the image.

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You can export as eps (encapsulated postscript) from VW.

Photoshop can open this format directly. The eps will be on its own layer allowing you to change the background.

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i tried again last night using the ESP export. Working wonders now.

Am rather puzzled why it gave me an error message previously. That's why I needed to use AI to import it. Phew!

Thanks guys!

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