Is there an easy way to export 100 layers as PNG on Illustrator Ipad?

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Jan 02, 2022 Jan 02, 2022

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Hello!

I'm currently working on an artwork with about 100 layers on Illustrator on the Ipad which I need to export as individual png files with transparent layers.

Do you have any tips on the best way to do this?
At the moment I am creating individual artboards one by one, re-sizing them to fit the image and then doing an export by Export As > PNG > Background: transparent but this process is painfully slow.

There has to be an easier way to do this. Maybe I need to export the AI file to Photoshop and Export all layers as PNG or something similar?

Please help me and my sanity! lol
Thanks!

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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2 ideas:

You could export by selection from the iPad - still tedious, one at a time, but you won't have to create the artboards. To do this, select only what you want to export, go to the export menu and choose selection (plus PNG, transparent, etc.).

 

You could open the file in the desktop version of Illustrator and use the asset export button at the bottom of the layers panel. Select all the layers, click the button and each selected layer will be added to the Asset Export panel. Then you can choose the settings and export all at once. 

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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Hi Laura,

Thank you so much for the help, I really appreciate it.
I didn't actually know that I could export by selection so that is helpful to know. Sadly it is still only one at a time but its definitely more convenient not having to create multiple artboards.

I'm not sure if you use Photoshop but do you know if it would be possible to export all on Photoshop on Desktop? I dont have Illustrator on the Desktop only iPad.

Thank you! 🙂

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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Hi Kirsten,

 

You can export layers to files in the desktop Photoshop:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/export-artboards-layers.html

 

 

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