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Import SVG files as editable vector layers

and export clean SVGs directly from Photoshop.



Introducing SVG Layers

SVG Layers is a Photoshop plug-in that enables you to open, edit, and save SVGs as vector layers. This lets you take full advantage of Photoshop as a vector editor, and allows for a simpler and more efficient workflow.

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Works on Mac and Windows
with Photoshop CS5 to CC2015

Frequently Asked Questions

How is it different from native SVG support in CC2015?

When importing a SVG using native CC2015 you get a rasterized version of the entire SVG. That’s basically like a flat image you can’t edit. With SVG Layers you get access to every individual shape in the SVG as editable vector layers. When you’re done editing you can export back to SVG and your artwork will still be proper scalable vectors.

Can’t I just use Illustrator?

Well yes, unless you want to use the vector in Photoshop. If that’s the case then maybe you’ve been using Illustrator to open SVGs and copy the paths into Photoshop. However, that's an in-efficient workaround, which also doesn't work for SVGs consisting of multiple shapes and colors. Now there's a better way.

Feature Support

Import

Basic Shapes GREAT
Path Shapes GREAT
Groups GREAT
Text Elements GOOD
Fills and Strokes GOOD
Transforms GOOD
Gradients BETA
Clipping Paths NOT SUPPORTED
Filter Effects NOT SUPPORTED

Export

Shape Layers GREAT
Vector Masks GREAT
Clipping Masks GREAT
Opacity and Fill Opacity GREAT
Bitmap Masks GOOD
Text Layers GOOD
Fills and Strokes GOOD
Gradients GOOD
Layer Effects GOOD
Patterns NOT SUPPORTED
Embedded Illustrator Objects NOT SUPPORTED