Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC friendship.

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AI and PS now have almost the same vector tools and appearance model (of course, there're no some things like mesh gradients in Photoshop).
There're three important things:

1) It's need to open .ai files in PS with ability to choose the way: rasterize entire document with specific size and resolution (as it is now) or open document with keeping all vector objects:
AI artboards -> PS artboards
AI layers -> PS layer groups
AI objects -> PS vector shapes
AI masks -> PS masks
AI gradients, color fills, strokes -> PS gradients, fills, strokes
Raster images and some other things (blends, mesh gradients etc.) -> PS smart object layers
2) It's need to export in AI as .psd with keeping the same compatibility. When I open this .psd in PS - all shapes are in proper positions with proper colors, strokes etc.
3) It's need to copy and paste all objects from AI not only as raster, smart objects, paths and shapes-with-one-color. It's also need to paste objects with keeping their attributes in separate shape layers.

That's very important feature for most designers. And we'll be happy to get this feature in nearest future.
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Chris Cox

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No, the object and compositing models in Photoshop and Illustrator are quite different.

That rules out 1, 2, and 3.