Photoshop: Ability to export artboards to PSD and PDF format.

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It would reduce catastrophic loss on corrupted files, reduce filesize AND improve backwards compatibility if we could export artboards to individual PSD's or PDF's. Also, create a separate assets folder where linked smart objects can be edited to reflect across all PSD's.
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Louis Botha

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Dustin Yoxall

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I think the ability to export artboards to separate psds is crucial!
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Sean H. Smith

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This is already available as Export > Artboards to Files and select PSD.
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eartho

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maybe a Layer panel contextual of Convert Artboard content to Linked PSD?

Currently, the workaround is: Layers/Select Artboard/Convert to SO, Convert to Linked.

Why can't we just Convert to Linked in one step?
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Samartha Vashishtha

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Actually, you can export artboards to PDF in Photoshop CC 2015. We've answered the primary question in this thread and some more in a blog post. See:

Artboards in Photoshop: Some considerations.

Also see the Help article and tutorial linked from the blog post.
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Louis Botha

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Unfortunately the link is a 404.

I don't think that the artboard to PSD feature should be a workaround, It's a hugely important feature and exporting to PDF and then converting back to PSD would be a tedious and time consuming task negating all the time-saving benefits of artboards in the first place.
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Samartha Vashishtha

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Ah, here is the correct link: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/usi...
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Anwar Choukah

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Exporting artboards to PDF flattens every artboard,

All the text is pixellated and prints badly. So as a 'workaround' it's pretty useless.
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Kristen Suszek

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So far, my best, yet most tedious option is to Export > Artboards to Images and do that for EACH of my layer comps, then assemble them into 1 PDF in Acrobat