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Asked • 08/05/19

Photoshop layers into SVG paths?

I have a set of Photoshop files which consist of a base image with a series of layers with colored overlays. The overlays are labeled using the layer names.My task is to get these overlays as `SVG` paths, somehow preserving the labels. (If I can preserve the fill colors as well, that would be cool, but we can define arbitrary fill colors if needed.)So far we have tried exporting the layers as Illustrator paths, and then exporting to `SVG` from Illustrator. This gets us reasonable SVG paths, but (a) we lose the labels, and (b) if a layer has more than one discrete section in its overlay, it is separated into several paths.Is there a way to get these layers into SVG while retaining the labels? Or should we do our <kbd>Export > Illustrator > SVG </kbd> route on a layer-by-layer basis?We're working with CS5, if that's important.ETA to answerers: We've long since finished this project and delivered the job, so I can't _accept_ an answer, but feel free to pitch in your potential solutions for others.

Jerry R.

The "overlays" need to be drawn with one of the photoshop vector tools. Once that is done you can export from Photoshop too SVG.


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