insufficient memory to export from ai
Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:03 PM
Basically my contour/isohypse layer is screwing my map file all up. I'm just trying to figure out how to get my contour layer open in PS so I can include it with my DEM. There has to be a way b/c there are millions of maps with isohypse.
Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:22 PM
Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:04 PM
Try the other way around—use Photoshop to open the Ai file. Just make sure it's saved with PDF compatibility. Photoshop seems better at handling the rasterizing than Illy or InDesign.
I am working the other way around. This whole issue started with PS not opening my InD PDF. I have narrowed it down to the contour layer as the issue. Now I am just trying to get my contour layer out of AI so I can merge it with my DEM.
Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:46 AM
Posted 17 November 2009 - 05:50 PM
Have you tried saving just that contour layer as a pdf and rasterizing with Photoshop? I wouldn't think PS should struggle too much with that even if very complex. I usually find it's rendering masking (complex Postscript/PDF clipping masks) that really Photoshop starts to struggle with which you could well get from a pdf from INDesign of the entire map.
That's a good idea, I will give it a shot. I tried to open just an ai file of the contours, and I let it run overnight and it was there in the morning. I didn't try to bring it into InD and export as a pdf.
Thanks for the info,
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