I have corel painter 2015. I have recently saved some work in the psd format to use in the latest version of adobe photoshop. The file will not open in this version of photoshop. Do I have to upgrade? I am not sure if my computer can run painter 2021 or 2020 smoothly. I have 2012 mac pro. Could I go buy painter 2017? Sometimes I want to use my painter images in photoshop or illustrator.
do you have any other psd compatible software around that you can open the exported .psd files with?
are the psd files roughly the same size as .riff sources to rule out broken image layer contents?
painter 2015 psds shouldn't be drastically different from painter 2017 or 2020, corel haven't intergrated a lot of psd specific features into their application.
you can download a free trial of clip studio paint and see if you can open same files there.
painter 2019/2020/2021 are overall better optimized than painter 2015, but your OS has to be compatible and your mac pro should run either mac os 10.14 (or 10.15 for painter 2021.)
Hi Jeff, I'm curious, could there be specific features you are creating in Painter, that cannot be opened in Photoshop even though the file is in PSD format? Perhaps a quick screenshot of your layer stack could help...although I've not seen such an issue before, a specific layer type and/or layer feature could be the cause of the incompatibility. We could try saving an alternate version of the file without some of the 'suspect layers/features' to determine the root cause...then see if there is a way to preserve your hard work as you transition to Photoshop.
We can start there, before having to move you to a new version or different software package.
Something is goofy with that file. I created another file in painter and saved as a psd file. It opened in photoshop. So it has to be just that file, Maybe a broken link. I was using stuff from illustrator drawing in the file. Thanks.
From my experience in the tech field, the most common case where this happens is where you accidentally save a file in one format while giving it the extension of another. :) The original application looks at it and says "Oh, I know you have a TXT extension on it, but it's actually an MPF file, which I can open" and it opens it while the other application says "Oh, I know you have a TXT extension on it, but it's... hmmm... I don't recognize that file format. Can't load that!"