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How to Convert Multi-Layered PSD Files to Multi-Layered SVGs

Multipage PSD to multipage SVG

PSD is a popular format for storing multi-layered images created or edited using Photoshop software. The main advantage of using the PSD extension is that images remain easily editable, as their layered structure allows users to add or change various elements and features, including image effects, transparencies, color adjustments and many more.

To increase accessibility and ease of transfer, PSD files are usually converted to more widely used raster formats, such as JPEG or PNG. This type of conversion, though, implies flattening the image, which means no major editing is possible afterwards. And this might pose problems at times.

The hassle of realizing you still need to make corrections to a PSD image that has already been flattened can be easily avoided by converting to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) in the first place. This extension allows you to preserve the image layers and defines the graphics in XML format. SVG also supports animation and lets you index, search or compress the image.

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The Easy Way to Convert PSD Files


PSD (“Photoshop Document”) is one of the most popular formats for graphic design works and it’s the proprietary format of Adobe Photoshop. Most people love it because it can store image layers, transparencies and duotones, among others. However, once you’re done with creating or editing your image, storing it or transferring it in PSD format can bring up several difficulties.

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How to Process Multi-Layer PSD Files

Many graphic designers prefer to use the PSD (Photoshop Document) extension when creating and editing images because of its multiple advantages. A proprietary format for Adobe Photoshop, PSD can store files with multiple layers, provides lossless compression and helps users handle a wide variety of advanced drawing options.

However, PSD files tend to get very large in size, which makes them difficult to store and transfer. Plus, they are compatible with very few other programs apart from Adobe Photoshop. For this reason, most designers prefer to convert PSD files to more accessible extensions — such as JPEG or PNG — once they are done with editing them.

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