Opening Your Adobe Sketch Artwork in Photoshop

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows you how and why to transfer your Adobe Sketch documents to Photoshop.

The “how” is fairly straightforward, since Sketch can basically send items directly to your Creative Cloud storage folder. Although, with the ever-shifting Creative Cloud, the location of the button for viewing your Creative Cloud folder in your regular file browser has changed. As of today’s version of the Creative Cloud app, it will actually be here:

Dialog box showing how to view your Creative Cloud folder

But no matter, once you get your work to Photoshop you can take advantage of the “whys.” In Photoshop, you can rename and reorganize layers, do non-destructive transformations, and otherwise do all the stuff that Deke shows you in the video.

If you’re a member of LinkedIn Learning, Deke’s got an exclusive movie this week in which he shows you how to work with Photoshop to print your Sketch-based artwork.

The Epson print dialog box

Deke’s Techniques, putting the box outside the box, with teeth.

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  • All, There is a way to jump all existing layers into one layer - with a huge keyboard shortcut.  In the enclosure, the “poor man’s” way to do it is to simply flatten the image, then copy that layer to the composition. Note I need the shortcut for both Mac and PC in Photoshop. Thanks! Joe

  • The shortcut Ctrl-Alt-Shift-E (on PC) or Cmd-Opt-Shift-E (Mac) creates a new single layer that contains a merged version of all visible layers. (The official title of this action from Adobe is “Merge a Copy of All Visible Layers.”) Is that what you had in mind? (It’s one of my favorites.)
  • That worked perfectly - as long as I selected all the layers I wanted jumped together.  By the way, I had to re-register so hence the slightly different profile info. Many thanks!

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