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How to use EPS files Downloaded from our Website in Illustrator

Posted on 21st October 2016
Some files downloaded from Design Bundles will come with an .EPS file extension, meaning Editable Postscript - this file type is designed for use in Vector Editing Software such as Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator is the Industry's leading Vector editing software. It's widespread usage in the professional market and backwards-compatibility is unrivaled. It is certainly worth it's high price.

This tutorial will walk you through opening the .EPS file in Illustrator. The file used in the tutorial is Really Freakin' Big Illustration Pack which is also included in The Designers Revolution Bundle

really big product cover

1. The Download

When you first download a file from Design Bundles, it will come as a ZIP file which is an archive file containing the elements.

eps illustrator tutorial

2. Unzipping

To 'Unzip' the file, double click on it.

opening eps in illustrator

3. Locate the EPS Element File

This unzipping procedure will create a folder containing the actual elements. Locate the EPS file you wish to use within these folders.

locate eps file

4. Open the EPS

Right click on the .EPS file and go to Open With, and then click Adobe Illustrator.

open eps in illustrator

5. Locate an element you wish to use.

This particular EPS contains multiple elements laid out in single files. Locate the particular element you wish to use in your design.

find eps element mac

6. Select the Element

Drag over the element with the selection tool (hotkey V) to select it.

select vector element illustrator

7. Copy the Element

Go to Edit > Copy or use the hotkey (Ctrl+C on PC, Cmd+C on Mac) to copy the element.

copy vector element illustrator

8. Paste the Element

You can then create a new design document in illustrator (or use an existing document) and paste the object in by going to Edit > Paste or using the hotkey (Ctrl+V on PC, Cmd+V on Mac).

paste vector element
At this stage you can copy more elements into your new design document, add Vector text, or modify the shape of the element as required.

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