About Importing Vector Files


You can import AI (Adobe Illustrator) and PDF files into Toon Boom Harmony Essentials to convert your files to the Toon Boom format (TVG) and create a colour palette based on the colour settings of the original file.

When importing AI and PDF files:

  • RGB is supported, CMYK is not.
  • Gradients and textures are not supported.
  • Only legacy versions of Adobe Illustrator are supported. Exported SWFs, including Actionscript 2 and Actionscript 3, cannot be imported.
  • When importing an Illustrator or PDF file in Toon Boom Harmony Essentials, by default the file will be imported as separate layers. The import will use the Illustrator file's top level groups as separate layer names. However, you can change this behaviour by deselecting the PDF/Illustrator Import as Separate Layers option, to import your file as a single layer .

If a project was started in Adobe Flash and needs a more professional boost, such as camera movements or multiplaning, it can easily be imported into Harmony.

The actual *.fla file is not supported in Harmony, so you must export your project from Adobe Flash.