I have a big PSD file with many slices, and I would like to have all those slices in new separate PSD files.

Is there a way to export a slice to a PSD ? And automate this action using a script/action ? Thanks a lot

  • Would exporting all the slices with save for web and then making a new document and importing those images as a stack work? See how to import multiple images Import .png files into separate layers of a PSD file?
    – AndrewH
    Commented Jun 9, 2015 at 14:19
  • @AndrewH although interesting, your solution doesn't allow to keep the layer structure of the file. This is the process I'd like to automatize: 1/ Select the slice using Rectangular marquee tool 2/ Image > Crop 3/ File > Save As... > Layers/As a copy 4/ Go back to original PSD and revert the crop.
    – Charlie
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 9:29
  • I'm now using Photoshop CC but the question remains :)
    – Charlie
    Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 14:16
  • because of how the slice tool is used, I am unsure of how you can save a slice as an image (tiff/psd) with layers. The only process I am aware of is the one you mentioned about cropping the selected slice and then saving as an image format that supports layers. My only other thought would be to open the PSD in Illustrator and save move the slices to there own artboards. One feature to look out for is Photoshop CC is getting artboards soon (just saw a demo video yesterday). So I think this would resolve your issue when it comes out in an update.
    – AndrewH
    Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 15:38
  • Wow, this feature would really come in handy! In the meantime, we're also using Illustrator. Thanks again Andrew!
    – Charlie
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 14:30

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Open the "Save For Web" dialogue by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S. In left panel you'll see the Slice Select Tool. Select and save it, they will be saved in a folder named images.

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Make a selection & convert it to a smart object (all of the selection will be converted to a smart object), then right click on the smart object to export its content. You are done.

  • Make selection = select layer? or select slice? Can you edit your answer to make it more clear? This doesn't seem like a good solution.
    – Luciano
    Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 15:19

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