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I have looked through many forums although can't find the answer to my issue!

I need to export my Affinity Designer files so my suppliers can access all layers of artwork. They ask for PSD although when i export as PSD they say the file is exported as a "flat" image with no layers. When i open the PSD file on my computer, layers show perfectly? Is this a glitch? Or am I exporting it wrong? 

When i Export as PDF, and leave "Don't export layers hidden by Export persona" unchecked - does the PDF export as layers? So if my supplier opens in photoshop or other program they can access them? 

I need a way to just supply my artwork to my supplier in layers. Please help!




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Hi Beck,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Do you mind uploading the original .afdesign file using this link so I can check what's going on? Notice that not all PSD features are supported - for example we don't yet export text objects as editable text layers to PSD (text layers are rasterised on export). Most of common objects should export fine and kept as independent objects/layers. Thanks.

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Either way file should contain layers. Though if you have some set layers arrangement PDF may not keep that, it keeps appearance (and editability) though.

PSD should contain all layers, though text will be converted to pixels and some proprietary effects will not translate well. Notice that if receiving app does not fully support PSD it may only read composite layer (that is ticked in export as "Compatibility Mode" AFAIK) and flat image is result.

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