If you're using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator in your creative process, you can upload PSD files on Creatopy. This article will review some of the setup, limitations, and requirements to ensure a smooth design transition between the two platforms.
Before We Begin
Set up the following to ensure a smooth design transition between the two platforms.
- If you plan to work with custom fonts in your PSD file, upload that font in Creatopy before uploading the finished PSD file; otherwise, the system will assign a random font to your design.
In Adobe Photoshop
- Duplicate and work on the duplicated design you plan on uploading to Creatopy.
- Set the color mode profile to RGB / 8-bit channel. Also, we recommend using the sRGB color profile before saving the file and uploading it to Creatopy. Follow this path to make the changes: Edit > Convert to Profile > A pop-up window will open, and under the Profile section, select sRGB from the dropdown menu > Click OK.
- Rasterize every layer¹ individually. Depending on what type of OS you're using, you can rasterize layers by following these steps.
- Windows: Go to Layer > Rasterize > Select Layer Style.
- macOS: Go to Edit > Click on Rasterize Layer.
Requirements and Limitations
- The file size limit is 200 MB.
- The maximum resolution supported is 3000x3000 px.
- Only Adobe Photoshop 2017 or newer versions are supported.
- Refrain from using blending modes in Photoshop or Illustrator. If you need to use them, we suggest applying blending modes directly in Creatopy.
- Auto leading and horizontal or vertical scaling don't work on text elements.
- Hidden layers aren't imported.
- SVGs are converted to PNG. Any color overlay used won't be recognized In Creatopy.
- Rotation only works for text elements.
- Text tracking isn't rendered correctly and is not interpreted as letter spacing.
Note: If you prefer to use Illustrator instead of Photoshop, here is how you can generate a PSD file from Illustrator in two simple steps:
- Group every single layer individually. Rename the layers for easier identification and a smoother workflow.
- Go to File > Export > Export as > Photoshop. When the export window opens, set the color mode to RGB and enable the Write Layers options.
Note¹: When working with Clipping and Layer Masks, an extra step is required after rasterizing them.
- Clipping Masks: - Select Merge Clipping Mask by right-clicking on the layer.
- Layer Masks - Select Apply Layer Mask by right-clicking on the layer.
Important: While you can upload a PSD file in Creatopy, please remember that the platform does not support exporting your work as a PSD file. Here you can check the available download formats.