How To Open Xd File In Photoshop

If you are using Adobe’s Creative Cloud as a designer, you may have encountered the need to access XD (Adobe Experience Design) files in Photoshop. In this blog post, we will provide the necessary steps to achieve this. It is worth noting that not all elements of XD files may be accessible in Photoshop, as they are distinct software applications with varying features.

Step 1: Open XD File

Firstly, you need to open the XD file that you want to transfer to Photoshop. To do this, simply right-click on the file and select Open with > Adobe XD.

Step 2: Export as PNG

Since Photoshop does not directly support .xd files, the workaround is to export the XD file as a PNG. To do this, select File > Export > All Artboards. Make sure to choose PNG as the file format.

Step 3: Open PNG File in Photoshop

Now, you can open the exported PNG file in Photoshop. To do this, right-click on the PNG file and select Open with > Adobe Photoshop.

Step 4: Edit the PNG file in Photoshop

Once the PNG file is open in Photoshop, you can edit it as per your needs. Please note that it is a raster image, so the quality might decrease if you upscale the image.

Please note that this method will not preserve the layers and interactions from the XD file, as these features are not supported by the PNG format. If you need to maintain the layers and interactions, you would need to recreate them in Photoshop.


While Photoshop does not directly support the XD file format, this blog post has provided a workaround to enable you to open your XD designs in Photoshop. We hope this guide has been helpful to you, and we invite you to explore our blog for more tips, tricks and tutorials on Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite.