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How do you convert PSD to Figma?

Last updated on January 24, 2023 @ 5:43 am

How to Convert PSD to Figma

When you want to convert a Photoshop file to Figma, you first need to open the PSD file in Photoshop.

After that, you’ll need to export the PSD file as an SVG file. However, if SVG is currently not available in your export options, then you need to add SVG by going to Edit > Preferences > Export.

In the window that will appear, tick the checkbox beside the “Use legacy ‘Export As’” section, then click on the “Ok” button.

Now, go to File > Export > Export As in Photoshop.

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In the “Export As” window, select the SVG format and click on the “Export” button at the bottom.

Select a file location where you want to save the file and click on the “Save” button.

The next step is to open Figma, and go to the Main menu > File > Place image.

Then, open the SVG file that was converted from the PSD file earlier.


Once your file is open in Figma, go again to the Main menu.

Then select File > Save local copy.


In the window that will appear, enter the name of the file and make sure that it is saved as a Figma file, then click on the “Save” button.

Once the file has been saved, you can close both the Photoshop and Figma files.

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Dale Leydon

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