How to edit a vector file
First, to be able to edit a vector file, you need vector editing software, such as Adobe Illustrator. There are other programs that you can use, but these may create errors when opening and editing the files, if there are features that are not available, which is why, from designstockbd, we recommend Adobe Illustrator.
- Identifying the layers: for some files, you may find that there are different layers created (background, objects, etc). If this is not the case and the whole design is in a single layer, check the “Layer” window and unfold the sub-layers to unlock each element.
- Grouped objects: if you are not able to select a specific object within the design it may be because the objects are grouped. In this case, you just need to select the whole group, right-click and choose ‘ungroup’ from the menu. This will allow you to manipulate the objects individually.
- Clipping masks: if the option “ungroup” does not work, it may be because there is a clipping mask applied to the image. Just right click and select “release clipping mask”. After this, you can ungroup if required.
- Editing fonts: Usually the fonts that appear on the preview file will not be available when you open the editable vector.