Finally a solution to one of the biggest and most annoying workflow setbacks in every interaction designer’s day. Here’s a free script that we created that will save you a lot of time slicing and restore your sanity.

What this Photoshop script does ?

This script, once activated, exports all vector layers named with “.svg” at the end of the layer name as SVG files, along with their shape and color attribute.

No more slicing SVGs one by one like a caveman. Finished preparing your layers?

Requirements

  • Windows or Mac OSX
  • Photoshop CS5, CS6
  • Adobe Illustrator

How to use this script ?

  • Download following instructions below.
  • Drag this to your adobe photoshop scripts folder: “Adobe Photoshop/presets/scripts”
  • (OPTIONAL) Go to photoshop and set a keyboard shortcut to use this script (can be done through “Edit” menu –> Keyboard Shortcuts” and then in File –> Scripts –> PS to SVG). We like to use CMD+ALT+E, but you can set whatever keyboard shortcut you wish.
  • In your PSD name the vector layers you would like to export with a “.svg” at the end. For instance a layer named “Star” should be named “Star.svg”.
  • When ready – simply activate the script by the keyboard shortcut you defined in step 3, or by the menu in: File –> Scripts –> PS to SVG, and your files will be waiting for you in the same directory as your PSD.

Tip: Works faster if Illustrator is already open before activating the script.

Known Issues

  • The script is not compatible with the new versions of Photoshop CC, which by the way has an “export assets” feature.
  • The script also creates AI files in addition to the SVG files. You can delete those, you don’t need to use them.
  • This script only works on vector layers, and not on groups of layers.
Valéry Girou

Valéry Girou

D.A. / DIGITAL / WEB / PRINT / Co-fondateur du site ELECTRICNEWS.fr / Consultant & Formateur Digital / Web / Print

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