XD brings in Photoshop elements and effects that can be mapped to XD’s functionality, the rest are either rasterized or not transferred yet to the XD file.
The XD team is working to improve this feature. Let us know your feedback on UserVoice.
Here is a complete list of supported and unsupported features when you open a Photoshop file in XD.
|Features||Supported in XD?||What's missing?|
|Shapes and paths||Partial support||
|Filters||Partial support||Only Gaussian blur is supported|
|Fills and shadows||Partial support||The following fills are not supported:
The following drop shadow properties are not supported:
Transparency stops and middle points for gradient fills are not supported.
|Borders||Partial support||Gradients and patterns are not supported.|
The following gradients are not supported:
Transparency stops and middle points converted in regular stops are not supported
|Stroke effects||Full support|
|Image effects||Partial support||
The following effects are rasterised when transfered to XD:
The following are not supported:
Layer masks are imported as masking rectangles in XD.
|Overlays||Partial support||Effects on vector shapes override the shape’s original fill. Each overlay effect is converted into a Boolean group when transfered to XD.|
|Boolean Groups||Partial support||First composition operation other than “add” is not imported.|
Artboard presets, artboard grids and guides are not transferred to the XD file.
The following text features are not supported:
|Smart objects||Partial support||
All smart objects are rasterized and transferred as bitmaps. Smart objects filtered with unsupported smart filters are rasterized with the filters applied.
|Blend modes||No support|
|Layer comps||No support|
|Adjustment layers||No support|
|Character styles||No support|