I’m a huge fan of Cut&Slice Me and I’ve been using it a lot. The plugin is very simple and it produces great quality results. However, it’s missing one important thing. C&SM assumes you’re working off of an XHDPI (@x2) document where most of our projects are XXHDPI (@3x). For some time our workaround was to first export everything from the @3x PSD, rename the generated XHDPI folder to XXHDPI, then resize the PSD by 66.66% and export again. Older versions of C&SM assumed you were working off of an XHDPI (@x2) document where most of our projects are XXHDPI (@3x). Luckily, C&SM now supports XXHDPI as of version 1.1.3. Before that, however, our workaround was to first export everything from the @3x PSD, rename the generated XHDPI folder to XXHDPI, then resize the PSD by 66.66% and export again.
After using this workflow for a few weeks, it became apparent that the constant resizing was an inefficient use of time and also left room for errors. I would accidentally save the scaled down document or, worse, send the wrong assets to the developer because I exported everything from the wrong size.
To save us some time and double work, I created a quick script that produces similar results to C&SM but without having to manually scale down your document.
The script works by duplicating the selected layer (or layergroup) to a new document, then scaling it to each of the 5 common Android sizes (XXHDPI, XHDPI, HDPI, MDPI, and LDPI) and then putting the files inside a folder next to the PSD.
- Download the script here
- Move the .jsx file to your Photoshop scripts folder:
Mac: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop.../Presets/Scripts/
PC 64bit: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop... (64 Bit)\Presets\Scripts\
PC 32bit: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop...\Presets\Scripts\
Running the script
With the layer (or layergroup) that you’d like to export selected, go to File>Scripts>Browse and open the script. The script will do its magic and a new “assets” folder with the assets will be created.
Why not a plugin?
As I mentioned above, we are huge C&SM fans. The author has mentioned before that he’s working on an update so this script is just to help us until the new version arrives.
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