What's a fast way to split an icon pack delivered as a psd?


I have downloaded the Icon Sweets 2 icon pack and I cannot seem to fulfill the seemingly very easy task of exporting individual PNGs for each icon (contained in a separate layer). Using the built-in script takes about 5 minutes/ image which would result in about 33 hours required to export the whole image. I also tried slicing the image, but never managed to fit all the icons comfortably in a slice grid. Also, when trying to split the image into smaller slices, PS acts really strange. It only allows me to split the main slice (the image itself) horizontally or vertically but not both ways. This way I only ever get either 48px rows or columns, but never a grid of 48x48px slices ready to export.

I have spent hours trying to dig up a proper solution, and not ever the "export > render video" "hack" worked. Should I just let the slow built-in script run for 33 hours?

Thanks for your time! :)

5/30/2013 12:04:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You can select every layer and with Layer>New Layer Based Slice make slices for every icon.

Then you have every icon extracted with its individual sizes. Now you can resize every icon with an action to get the canvas size right.

12/1/2011 9:46:00 AM