Illustrator: how to export artwork by layers

I made a large project with a bunch of layers, but I need each layer exported as it’s own (.jpg/.png) image.

I know there’s a way to export my project by artboards, but now It’s all in separate layers (on one artboard).

What would be the easiest way for me to export all my layers (~25) without cloning each layer to a new artboard (and then dealing with all the placement etc.)?

Is it even possible? Would I have to use a script?


You can use this nice script by Tom Byrne.

Just copy this code into a notepad and save it as all files and with the filename MultiExporter.jsx.

Then drop a copy of that into your scripts folder. It can be found under

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [YOUR VERSION]\Presets\en_[YOUR LANGUAGE]\Scripts


C:\Program Filesx86\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator[YOURVERSION]\Presets\en_[YOUR LANGUAGE]\Scripts

Then in Illustrator, use the File > Scripts > MultiExporter option to bring up the dialogue box. From there it’s all fairly self explanatory.

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Once you have each layer exported you can just split the pdf up and place each “page” as a new layer or whatever you need to do to recover your work!

Source : Link , Question Author : WELZ , Answer Author : Ovaryraptor

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