Dynamic link with other CC file formats - edit in Photoshop/Illustrator auto-updates in XD
It would be great to simply import psd files into XD through either 'file // import PSD', or, in photoshop, 'file // export to XD', without having to rework the files.
An example for this would be a user that is designing an app in photoshop and has around 15 artboards. It would be great if the user could simply import each artboard into XD to create a wireframe to show a client / colleague, whilst also continue to make amends to the artboards in photoshop.
This could involve having some kind of Dynamic link between Photoshop and XD, so that users can edit files files in photoshop and see the changes instantly in their adobe XD files, similar to how After Effects and Premiere Pro talk to each other.
This is valuable to me as I will always do mockups for apps / websites / tools in Photoshop. Now Photoshop allows me to use use artboards (and create guides for individual artboards), it creates a much quicker and more effective work flow. As XD adds more features to design mode, I think some users will completely move away from photoshop to create mockups and soley use XD. However, other users will stick with Photoshop to create mockups and this where having some kind of 'Dynamic link' between the two is crucial. I think Adobe need to consider all types of users.
The same can also be said for those user Illustrator.
Bardo Nelgen commented
Maybe I’m a bit old fashioned, but IMHO a point & shoot interface for resource management could do an amazing job here; both in ease of handling in Design Mode as well as maintaining the resource clutter (one interface for all resources — like we had it to perfection in good old GoLive oder rudimentary still have it in InDesign; similar to the current link editing approach in prototype mode…).
When I create art boards in Photoshop and generate png files from the elements etc using the Adobe Generator, I import those files in Adobe XD.
I would like to see the files automatically update if I make a change in Photoshop.
Linked assets to external files (png, photoshop, ai etc.) – this would speed up the prototyping process tremendously. For example, I design in InDesign and export png – if those would be updated automatically – that would do the trick!
Just like creative cloud
Sunay Shah commented
Once a change is made in XD it makes the change in say Photoshop or Illustrator and vice versa.
In addition, it would be nice if I could select a picture and send it to photoshop cc for editing, and XD can do the tracking for updated
Virginia Ibarra commented
Manipulating vectors is very limited in Xd, so it would be great to be able to copy a vector to AI, manipulate it, and bring it back to Xd with just a copy and paste.
Muthaiah Thiagarajan commented
I should be able to selected a grouped element, right click and select edit in illustrator and then on completing design at illustrator, should click update and it should reflect in XD.
I would like to congratulate Adobe for this awesome new solution. I started to prototype several projects, with almost no time spent in to l
I would like to right click to Edit an image direct on Adobe Ilustrator and Photoshop.
But, if I can just copy an image in Adobe XD and paste in AI or Photoshop, it can be enough.
Embedded PSDs. This would be similar to how it is used in InDesign. A PSD (for a photoshopped image for example) that could be opened and adjusted in photoshop and automatically updated in the XD file. Perhaps with independently adjustable Layer comps from within XD.
Ivan Ivanov commented
I'd love to be able to fine tune objects into illustrator - right click>edit content>illustrator pops>edit>save>refresh in XD
[Deleted User] commented
Links Panel like InDesign, Illustrator... to have dynamic reference to imported pictures. Updating any source file, the imported picture should update as well.