How to Export SVG from Photoshop - 5 Step SOLUTION

To export a PSD vector shape layer as an SVG in Photoshop, simply select the layer, right-click, and choose 'Export as,' then pick the SVG format and hit 'Export.' If you're dealing with text or want a background, convert the text to shape and duplicate the background layer before exporting, respectively.

September 14, 2023
How to Export SVG from Photoshop - 5 Step SOLUTION
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Export PSD To SVG

exporting PSD vector shape layers as SVG in Photoshop is a piece of cake if you know the ropes. Trust me, you don't need a Ph.D. in Graphic Design to get this right. Let's jump right in, shall we?

Step 1: Make Sure It's a Photoshop-Created Shape

First off, double-check that your vector shape layer was created in Photoshop. If you've got a Smart Object, sorry, you're out of luck here. You'll need to open that bad boy in Adobe Illustrator and export it as SVG from there. Got it? Good.

Step 2: Locate Your Shape Layer

Look at your Layers panel; that's where the magic happens. Select your shape layer. No worries if you're not sure which one it is; just hover over each layer, and you'll see a tiny thumbnail preview.

Step 3: Right-Click and Choose 'Export As'

So you've found your layer. Right-click on it, and guess what pops up? A bunch of options! Choose 'Export as.' You can also go the old-school way and head to File > Export > Export As. Either way works.

Step 4: Choose Your Format—SVG, Obviously

A dialog box will appear. In this box, you'll see an option for 'Format.' Select SVG from the dropdown list. Trust me, you can't miss it; it's usually near the top.

Step 5: Hit that Export Button

You're nearly there. Click 'Export,' and you're golden. You've just turned your PSD vector into an SVG. Believe me, you can now use this file wherever SVGs are welcome, which is pretty much everywhere online.

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