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Adobe XD’s March update marks a revolutionary turn for the software—it now comes with Photoshop CC and Sketch integration.
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This week, Adobe announced that users can swiftly and effortlessly convert Photoshop concepts into interactive prototypes so that they can receive feedback and make relevant edits all in one app.
To use the new feature, you can open a PSD file as you would an XD file (either hit ‘Command + O’ or select ‘Open’ under ‘File’). Adobe XD will convert your Photoshop project into a compatible file, complete with layers, artboards, and editable assets.
However, it’s important to note that not all Photoshop elements and effects can be brought over to Adobe XD’s interface. “…Photoshop and XD have significantly different feature sets,” Adobe wrote in a blog post. “We bring in Photoshop elements and effects that can be mapped to XD’s functionality; the rest are either rasterized or not transferred yet to the XD file.”
Similarly, Sketch drafts can be converted to workable Adobe XD prototypes.
Other new timesaving features include the ability to style grouped elements in bulk—which negates the need to change different strokes and fills manually—as well as a simplified function to edit scrollable artboards right in your canvas. You can read the full blog post here to learn more.