What's layer syncing?

Note: This article mentions generating screens by uploading a Sketch or PSD file. This method of syncing is being discontinued for existing customers effective August 14 and are unavailable to new customers. Please see the announcement for more details. We strongly recommend that you start using Craft Sync now.

When you upload a design source file (PSD, AI, or Sketch) into InVision using layer symbols, we’ll extract any screens and assets you want automatically, creating a lightning-fast workflow that lets you update multiple screens at once.


Photoshop layer syncing

When you're working in Photoshop, you can use a few basic symbols ( +, &, * ) to completely skip manually saving and uploading your screens to InVision.

Find more detail on Photoshop layer syncing here.


Sketch layer syncing

The LayerSync characters (&, *, -, +) don't behave the same way in Sketch files as they do in PSD files since we use native Sketch functionality (e.g. export modes on artboards)  to help generate screens and assets.

Find more detail on Sketch layer syncing here.


Adobe Illustrator layer syncing

At present, you'll need to manually export your Illustrator artboards to sync them with InVision.