Exporting AI file to PSD - why do my layers merge?


I'm trying to export an AI file, which has a ton of sublayers under one layer and some groups and stuff. I've tried exporting to PSD, following the guidelines I've found online (Write Layers and whatever else ticked), but it keeps coming through as only a single layer. I'm not sure exactly what might be causing all of the layers to merge. May I get some assistance?

For reference, this is the Layers panel:



5/13/2016 3:26:00 PM

That screen shot of the Layers Panel shows only ONE layer. So, of course, if you export it you'll only get one layer in the export.

If you want multiple layers exported, the Illustrator file must have multiple layers.

The Layers Panel in Illustrator is actually more like a "layers and objects panel". It shows not only layers, but each object on that layer as well. Objects do not export as separate layers, because they aren't layers.

2/21/2019 6:12:00 PM