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Hello,

 

I have a web layout that I've created using Affinity Designer and I want to export it as a PSD with layers (preferrably editable where possible) so someone I'm working with who only has and knows Photoshop can make changes.

 

However, when I export the layout no matter which preset I choose (even PSD preserve editability) it always exports flattened to one pixel background layer. I'm opening the result in Photoshop CC 2018.

 

What do I need to change so that it will export my document to layers?

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Edited by dutchshader
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Hi lastfuture,

 

It would be hard to say why the document is being flattened without seeing it. If you dont want to post it in this thread please could you send me a private message.

 

Thanks

Callum

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1 hour ago, dutchshader said:

You must have real layers in your designer file, not the curves layers.

I am not sure about this but I do not think that is necessarily true, at least with the PSD preserve edibility preset. I don't have PS to test with but opening a test PSD file exported from Affinity Designer that has just 2 simple curve layers but no enclosing "(Layer)" in Apple's Preview app shows it has 3 layers, one with an (I assume) default 'background" name & either 2 more with no names or with the custom names I give those curve layers.

 

Someone please correct me if I am wrong about this.


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Hi Everyone!

 

This appears to be due to the Threshold filter you have clipped to the top of your ArtBoard if you bring it outside of the ArtBoard it should work fine. I have spoken to our QA team regarding this and they seem to think this behaviour is by design.

 

Thanks

C

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By the way, I think that a hidden Threshold layer would cause the export into a layered format to be flattened sounds very unintuitive to me and I would have expected to just be exported like any other layer in a hidden state

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Hi,

I'm in the same boat. Have an Affinity document with lots of layers and need to export to PSD to share with other people, but the export only has one layer.

@Callum, I can send you the file privately to see what's happening. Hope you could let me know what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks!

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32 minutes ago, carlosrovira said:

Hi,

I'm in the same boat. Have an Affinity document with lots of layers and need to export to PSD to share with other people, but the export only has one layer.

@Callum, I can send you the file privately to see what's happening. Hope you could let me know what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks!

Thank you I have responded to your message :) 

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Hi

Sorry to bump an old thread but thought it would be preferable over starting a new one with a similar title.

I am having problems exporting to PSD too, as above my Layers become flattened when the exported doc is opened in Photoshop. I have tried various export options but not got the desired result.

I would investigate the 'Threshold filter' mentioned above but am sure I have not used it.

Thanks in advance

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Hi MEB

Thanks for the prompt reply and the welcome.

My problem is a multi-layer document being reduced to once layer one exported as a PSD. I was hoping I had just missed an obvious setting somewhere.

Could I send you a link to the document via PM as opposed to sharing publicly?

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Just a quick update and thanks to MEB for the help.

My exported Affinity Designer project exported to PSD was not opening with Layers intact due to me using a very old version of Photoshop.

I tried opening the file on a different machine with a newer version of Photoshop and the document opened up with all Layers in place as expected.

Thanks again for the help. :-) 

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