Can Adobe Illustrator do what CorelDRAW can do

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Adobe Illustrator (AI)

The Adobe Illustrator file format (filename extension AI) was developed by Adobe Systems, Inc. for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. It is primarily vector-based, but newer versions can also handle bitmap data.

AI files can be imported for use in CorelDRAW. Or CorelDRAW files can be exported to the AI ​​file format. Before exporting the document as an AI file, you can use pre-checking to identify possible problems in the document. The prior checking checks a number of errors and potential errors and displays them, if necessary, along with suggested solutions. By default, a number of potential AI issues are checked during prior checking. However, you can deactivate individual checks if you want the prior checking to ignore them.

How to import Adobe Illustrator files
click on fileImport.
Select the folder where the file is saved.
Click on the filename.
click on Import.
Click the drawing page that you want to import the file into.
How to Export Adobe Illustrator Files
click on fileExport.
Select the folder where you want to save the file.
Choose AI - Adobe Illustrator in the list box File type.
Enter in the field Filename a name for the file.
click on Export.
Select in the list box compatibility an Adobe Illustrator file format.
Activate in the area Export area one of the following options:
Current document: Exports the active drawing.
Current page: Exports the active page.
selection: Exports the objects you have selected.
pages: Exports the pages you specified. (This option is only available for CS 4 and higher versions.)
Activate in the area Export text as one of the following options:
Curves: With this option you export text as curves.
text: Use this option to export text as editable text characters.
In addition, you can do the following:
Convert transparent areas into bitmaps
Activate in the area transparency the option Maintain appearance and convert transparent areas to bitmaps.
(This option is only available for version 8 and below.)
Remove transparent areas and preserve curves and text
Activate in the area transparency the option Preserve curves and text by removing transparency effects.
(This option is only available for version 8 and below.)
Convert Outline To Object to create an unfilled closed object with the shape of the outline
Activate in the area Options check box Convert outlines to objects.
Convert complex outlines to curves
Activate in the area Options check box Simulate complex filled curves.
Convert spot colors to process colors
Activate in the area Options check box Convert spot colors to CMYK.
Activate in the area Options check box Embed color profiles.
Preview the document in the Adobe Illustrator Open File dialog box
Activate in the area Options check box Include thumbnails.
If you check the box Simulate complex filled curves enable an object that consists of complex curves, such as For example, a text object converted to curves can be split into multiple objects when exported in order to minimize the complexity of the object.
If you check the box Include placed images If you deactivate it and export the file, an Adobe Illustrator file and a number of EPS files are created during the export process. The EPS files contain individual objects and images that are linked to the AI ​​file. In order to maintain the link to the AI ​​file, EPS files must always be saved together with the AI ​​file.
How to view the prior check for an AI file
click on fileExport.
Select the folder where you want to save the file.
Choose AI - Adobe Illustrator in the list box File type.
Enter in the field Filename a name for the file.
click on Export.
Click in the dialog box Export as an Adobe Illustrator file on the second tab.
If you do not want prior checking to check for certain issues, click the button Settings, double-click AI export and deactivate the corresponding check boxes.
You can save the settings by clicking the button Add pre-check settings click and enter a name in the field Save advance check style as enter.
Adobe Illustrator (AI) technical notes
Import AI files
AI file formats up to and including Adobe Illustrator CS5 can be imported.
For files saved in Adobe Illustrator CS or later with PDF compatibility, text can be imported as text or as curves.
Objects created in CS5 with gradient fills may not display correctly after importing.
AI files with bitmaps linked as EPS files cannot be imported into Corel programs.
Adobe Illustrator graphics are imported into the program as a group of objects. click on ArrangeUngroupto edit individual objects in the imported graphic. If you open an AI file instead of importing it, there is no need to ungroup the objects.
Flash movies embedded in AI files are not imported.
For AI CS4 and CS5 files, each Artboard is imported as a single CorelDRAW page. Objects placed outside a page in multi-page documents are placed on the first page of the CorelDRAW document.
Objects colored using live color groups (color sets) are displayed correctly in CorelDRAW, but the live color groups are not adopted as color styles.
Certain compression settings in Adobe Illustrator may further compress the file to save disk space, making it difficult to open in CorelDRAW. To avoid this problem, open the file in Adobe Illustrator and change the document settings so that it does not compress the file.
Symbols, objects with patterns, and objects with 3D extrusion or bevel effect are exported as curves.
Objects with a gradient or transparency effect are converted into CorelDRAW using the appropriate lens effect.
Objects with fill patterns, deposited shadows, blurring or brushstroke effects are converted as bitmaps in CorelDRAW.
Export AI files
Conversion during export can make objects very complex, making them much more difficult to edit in other drawing programs or in CorelDRAW. To avoid this problem, save the file in the CorelDRAW CDR format and make any edits in CorelDRAW.
If you are creating a file to be printed in other programs such as Adobe PageMaker, export it using the Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) filter rather than the Adobe Illustrator (AI) filter. The EPS filter supports a greater number of drawing effects than the AI ​​filter and provides better results overall.
Most of the linear and radial gradients are preserved. Conical and square gradients are exported as a sequence of filled strips, with an effect similar to that of blending. You can set the number of strips by clicking ExtrasOptions click. In the list of categories, click below Workspace on display and enter in the field Gradient stripes in the preview a number. A maximum of 256 strips can be specified.
To correctly render calligraphic outlines, corner styles, and line ends, click ExtrasOptions. In the list of categories, double-click below Workspace on text and activate in the area Clipboard the option Calligraphic text. The outlines are exported as a group of polygons that match the outlines in the program, but significantly increase the size of the exported file.
When exporting AI files in version CS and later, you can export text as text.
When multi-page CorelDRAW files are exported in CS4 or CS5 format, individual pages are exported as artboards. The format Arrange in rows is used for the layout of the artboards.
When multi-page CorelDRAW files are exported in CS4 or CS5 format, objects placed outside the page are removed.
Some OpenType features are not supported by Adobe Illustrator.


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