I'm trying to export some icons I have made in Sketch. I've learnt how to export multiple layers, so each layer comes out as an individual assets (png file), but I can't find a solution for doing the same with multiple groups of layers. Is this possible?

Each icon is a group of two or three layers. The key thing here is that I would like to be able to edit the individual elements of each icon in the future, so I don't want to combine the separate layers into one.

Does anyone know of a way of doing this? Or, am I missing something and coming at this problem from the wrong angle?

To help illustrate my problem here is an image of what my setup looks like in Sketch:

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What I'm trying to end up with is a folder called "icons" containing a png of the credits icon another png of the choose_folder icon and so forth.

What I'm hoping I don't need to do is select each group and export the icon individually. That would be fine for this test case with 8 icons. It is not so fine for my other project which has 20+ icons which get updated quite regularly.

Hope that makes sense. Thanks in advance for any advice people can give!


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For next time, even easier than creating slices, select the layer/group you want to export and click on the "make exportable" option on the lower right hand corner.

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I just figured it out so thought I'd post in case anyone comes across the question in the future.

Just add a slice to each group covering the area to be exported. If you use the naming convention foldername/iconname it'll even export all the selected icons into one folder. Select the ones to export from the export options at the top right of the screen. Simples!


its simple! just convert each icons into separate artboard give proper name, then export as png or svg.

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