Ever found yourself in one of these following scenarios? After downloading some vector files to your computer, you’re struggling to find ways to open it. Or perhaps you’ve managed to open your file, but you’re unsure how to change or edit the EPS format. If that sounds like you, I’m here to help with that.
In this tutorial, I’m using Pixlr X to edit an EPS file. Note that Pixlr X is a basic, free online tool that you can use in your web browser. I’m using this vector illustration in EPS format by Pavlo Syvak on 123RF.
Open and Edit Files In EPS Format
Let’s start by opening the file in EPS format with Pixlr X. It will appear as an image format, because Pixlr X is a raster-based editing tool. That means your final format will be in a JPEG or PNG.
Now what you’re gonna wanna do select the Drawing tool on the left sidebar. When it expands, click on Add Drawing, then go to the Color swatches that you see on the pop-out menu. Beneath the color slider, you’ll find the color code tab on the left and the color picker icon on the right. Both will allow you to change the colors of the swatch that you’re currently looking at for your drawing brush. If you already know the selected color code (hex RGB) that you want to change the colors to or use that to edit your EPS file, go ahead and key the hex code into the tab. Alternatively, you can go with the color picker, which is by far the easiest way to select the closest color or your background.
Already selected the color you’ve chosen with your color picker? With that color set, run your brush over the selected text or part of the EPS file that you want to edit. You’ll remove the text or unwanted parts of your EPS file easily that way. Don’t forget to adjust the size of your brush.Ta-da! Nice and blank.
If you change your mind, you can always click the Undo button. Pixlr X also has layers that are deletable as long as you stack them over each other.
Add Text To Files In EPS Format
Now, let’s get into adding some text to your image.
Select the big T icon on the left sidebar to open the text pop-out menu. When you click on Add New Text, a dummy template sentence will appear. It’s completely editable on the Text toolbar. Simply make adjustments if needed to the alignment or text case, then pick your font and also the color. The color is fully adjustable too.
Once you’re done with any edits, it’s time to hit the Save button and export your work. You can change the file name, as well as the file type (JPG or PNG) as needed. I prefer adjusting the image dimensions before saving and downloading my work, but your mileage may vary. Click the Download button to save your image to your computer.
That’s basically how you can make some quick and simple edits to files in EPS format for free on Pixlr X. Next: You might like grabbing some freebies over here from our graphic design resource hub, or seeing everything you can do with Pixlr X.