Export to Photoshop / PSD format
this is very important feature, that will make life of many designers and their clients much better
Muhammad Alif Syafri commented
Please add an option to 'Export as PSD". We surely need this feature since most of prototype tools is integrated with Photoshop.
Definitely! We need this!
I am unable to start using Xd until we have this feature as my devs will only work with layered PSD files
Our design team really needs this feature too — File > Export > PSD.
It would be really helpful if the exported PSD retained all artboards, layers, layer groups, names, smart objects, etc.
XD is amazing for rapidly comping up UI/UX designs, but to make it actionable by our web development team, we need PSDs as our final output, with red line design specs that define padding & type settings across responsive designs, and output final image assets with photoshop generator.
Lewis Gilfillan commented
We need this feature. My developers cannot develop the website because it cannot be exported as a psd file. I have created a stunning website and will now have to re-do it on photoshop because it does not include a psd export option. This would be a life saver if this feature was added!!!
I created a design and prototype for a client using XD, and the developers coding out the site needed the design in PSD. There is no way of exporting XD to PSD which is needed for developers. I had to redo everything in photoshop. I like XD but without this key feature I feel I cannot use it for client work, unless I am both the designer and developer on the project.
I totally agree with Rich B. I need to make exports to developers in psd with layers.
Rich B commented
100% needs an export to PSD with layers and real text. As a freelancer I don't work with the same team, and so far not a single developer I've worked with has or uses XD, so the reality is I either don't use it or I have to re-create every design in Photoshop to pass the project on to a developer. So until this becomes a reality, XD is close to useless and is only of any use as a wire framing tool
Gancho Lambev commented
As a designer I want to say I love XD but I'm not able to use it unless you add PSD extraction.
Pedro Gonçalves commented
It would be great to export PSDs for developers that still use photoshop as their main spec tool. Also layering by group would be really helpful.
Done correctly, I think it would be a major visual design workflow advance if one could design in XD and then hand that file off to developers as a layered Photoshop file with live type and smart objects, etc.
It doesn't work for complicated design file.
> For everyone who is stuck until Adobe upgrades this from "Feature-in-the-backlog":
> 1. Open your XD file
> 2. Export SVG
> 3. Open SVG in AI(default)
> 4. Export As > .psd
> You get all your layers as grouped and named in the original XD file, with editable text layers.
> For Adobe: Please update status
And I found the way resolve this.
But, It can not include editable text.
1. Export as PDF on XD
2. Open the PDF on AI
3. Export to PSD with below properties.
72 ppi, RGB, has layer, include ICC profile,.
Alexandr Marchenko commented
Will be very nice if I as developer will be able to work with XD files in assets.adobe.com like with PSD (e.g. extract/measure stuff from them without need to install any additional software)
For everyone who is stuck until Adobe upgrades this from "Feature-in-the-backlog":
1. Open your XD file
2. Export SVG
3. Open SVG in AI(default)
4. Export As > .psd
You get all your layers as grouped and named in the original XD file, with editable text layers.
For Adobe: Please update status
NEED THIS NOW. I don't know why this was backlogged.
i was expecting this to be incorporated since it's an adobe product. I need to share with developers who don't have or care to have CC, and the only way to avoid redlining manually when we share specs, i have to use 3rd party products. These products only accept Sketch and Photoshop files. After web extract was disabled, this has been troublesome. NEED THIS.
it was really a big surprise to me after finalising my project already and now it's time to export to PSD for the developer to find out that Adobe's rival to Sketch does NOT support PSD!
it was a rule of thump belief to me that i even didn't bother to check it out once i downloaded the app.
please guys do it asap, otherwise why should I leave my already comfy sketch?!
Prentis Brown III commented
I need this asap. Affinity Designer is the only non Adobe program that exports to psd. Sketch doesn't do it either.
juan carlos commented
This absolutely has to happen. Being able to go from a clickable prototype to psd would be enormous. More than one of my developers asks for psd files so that they can export to Zeplin and other applications so that they can extract color palettes and text styling. Even though i've suggested downloading XD for free—since they already use Photoshop—that seemed to be too much of a chasm to breach. Note my sarcasm but my very real pain.
I'm asking this because the possibilities offered by XD are an absolute godsend for designers who want to be able to comp up and present their designs—spending at least 1/2 the time it would take to create them in photoshop. Not having to click through mile long layers lists in photoshop is a timesaver. That said, i've been using photoshop for over 20 years and could not live without it. I just don't want to use it as a layout tool.
Photoshop psd export and additionally text markup are a must.
Please add Export to PSD in the next release, so that person using mac can share the files with windows users.