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How To Convert Flash Vector To Illustrator

December 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment

You have been given a flash file and you want to extract the graphics which are all done in flash and convert it into a vector file. The software that i’m using here are Flash CS6 and Illustrator CS6. 


    1. Open the flash file.
    2. Select the graphic you want to extract.
    3. Go to File > Export > Export Selection > Save as .fxg
    4. Open Illustrator and create a new document. File > New
    5. Go to File > Place
    6. To edit the lines, shapes and colors, select the object and break to symbol. Right click > Break Link to Symbol

There are times when the color is not imported properly into Illustrator, like when the flash file object has color blending. I can fix the color manually in Illustrator, but when I don’t have a lot of time, and If I don’t really need to edit the shape for the artwork, i’ll just export it as PNG. That’ll do the trick.

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1 response so far

  • Www.Proxya.Net says:
    Mar 1, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but
    I find this topic to be actually something which I think I would never understand.

    It seems too complex and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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