Switching easlily between Photoshop and Illustrator

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by IanStJohn, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. IanStJohn

    IanStJohn Guest

    Whilst watching a .mov of Russell Brown's entitled Vector Shapes (see
    http://www.russellbrown.com/body.html and click on 'More Tips') I noticed
    that he has a PS icon up in the right top corner of Illustrator which he
    clicks on to switch between the 2 programs. I assume this can be done from
    PS to Illustrator, too but i can find no information on how to get that icon
    there either in PS help files, or by googling.

    I tried dragging the Illustrator icon off my desktop to the PS menu bar - at
    first it seems like this will work, but it doesn't. Anyone know how to get
    that icon there?


    IanStJohn, Jul 16, 2004
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  2. IanStJohn

    Orchid Guest

    He was working in Photoshop, not Illustrator. The Photoshop icon in the
    upper right is an indication that Photoshop is the active application in
    Mac OS 9. In Mac OS 9, you switch between active apps through clicking
    on that spot in the upper right hand corner of the screen and choosing
    from the list that pops down.
    I'm afraid you were confused about what application he was working in.
    There is no such feature.

    Orchid, Jul 16, 2004
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  3. IanStJohn

    edjh Guest

    In mac OS before OS X this operated very much like having the other
    application open and minimized to the Taskbar in Windows.

    However, if you want you can add a shortcut (alias) of the other
    application to the appropriate folder in Helpers in the Photoshop folder
    and the next time you open PS you can File>Jump To the other app. If
    it's Illustrator it will open your current image in Illustrator. This
    can also be made into an action.
    edjh, Jul 16, 2004
  4. The Doormouse, Jul 16, 2004
  5. IanStJohn

    IanStJohn Guest

    In mac OS before OS X this operated very much like having the other
    That'll do nicely - thanks, Ed.

    IanStJohn, Jul 16, 2004
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