Ask DN: How long it will take Adobe XD to have layers?

6 years ago from , Designer at Ilustre Design

Not having a layer management tool in Adobe Experience Design looks like a very deliberate decision from Adobe. I wonder why Adobe thinks that not having layers makes the app better and I wonder when Adobe will give up.


  • Travis NeilsonTravis Neilson, 6 years ago

    I've been using it for professional work since it launched. Never needed layers. Never.

    Also, keep in mind that it is PREVIEW software. It is not a V1 release yet. They give it to people to get feedback and iterate. They have monthly releases.

    If you want to request features you should post to their user feedback forums. They are quite active in addressing requests/bugs.

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    • Supratim ChakrabortySupratim Chakraborty, 6 years ago

      This ^ . Interface Design can essentially work without layers but people coming from the long adobe history need every tool to be photoshop in the end .

      Accepting XD as a preview software and giving feedback is the best thing one should do right now .

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      • louie solomonlouie solomon, 6 years ago

        You're probably right, interface design can work without layers, but I do think there is still a benefit to seeing and interacting with layers (hidden, locked, and grouped layers in particular).

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  • Mark Michon, 6 years ago

    There was a discussion about the implementation before the public preview. Their variations on the implementation were interesting and I can in some regards see the argument for not having them. I'm not sure on the specifics of the NDA as it's been a while, but it's not an oversight. I think it's one of those things where veteran users will miss it, but new designers that haven't formed a workflow around layers won't care.

    I will say that some of the proposed concepts were very interesting.

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