Exporting multiple vector shapes from Adobe Illustrator to Adobe Photoshop

Countless time’s I’ve needed to transfer vectors from Illustrator to Photoshop. It’s not that hard for one or two vectors. However when you start needing to transfer a few hundred it’s almost impossible unless you do it by hand one by one.


I have a layer in illustrator with hundreds of individual path shapes. I want to export them to be used as shape layers in Photoshop. I need them to to be individual shape layers.


Here is a similar question asked many years ago but a real solution was never found. The closest work around was importing the .ai file into adobe fireworks then exporting to .psd but since fireworks is no longer supported that’s no longer possible.

Exporting to a psd from illustrator simply flattens the layers and rasterizes them which is completely unhelpful.

We now have Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC. There has got to be a way to transfer lots of vector shapes from one to the other…


You can export the Illustrator file to PSD.

Remember to check: Write Layers.

All layers will be opened separated in Photoshop.

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Source : Link , Question Author : CTOverton , Answer Author : LeoNas

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