How to Open a Psd File on Android


This wikiHow shows you how to open PSD (Photoshop) files on your Android using PSD Viewer, Adobe Photoshop Mix, and Google Drive.

Part 1
Using PSD (Photoshop) File Viewer

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You can skip this step if the PSD file is already on your Android. Here's how to sync the file from your computer: Connect your Android to your computer with a USB cord. Expand the notification bar on your phone and select the option for transferring files via USB. Open Finder (Mac) or File Explorer (Windows) and locate your Android folder. Open the folder on your computer containing the PSD file. Copy the PSD file from the computer to the Android folder. Once you’ve copied the file(s), disconnect the Android from the computer.

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The Play Store has a white icon with a red, blue, orange, and green arrow in it that you can tap on the home screen.

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This will pull up search results that match your search text.

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When you see PSD File Viewer in the search results, selecting it will bring up its app page with some options.

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This downloads and installs PSD File Viewer on your Android.

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You can do this by tapping the app’s icon in the folder or by tapping OPEN on the app page in Play Store.

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This will let you view the file as an image.

Part 2
Editing PSD Files with Photoshop Mix

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If you want to use your Android to edit a layered PSD file you've been working on in Photoshop, begin by uploading the file to your Creative Cloud account. Here's how:[1] Go to and log into your Adobe account. Click Files in the left column. Click the upward-pointing arrow with a cloud at the upper-right corner. Select your file and click Open.

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This is a free Adobe app that lets you edit layers in a PSD file when you're on the go. Here's how to get it: Open the Play Store . Type photoshop mix into the search bar. Tap Adobe Photoshop Mix. Tap Install.

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You should now find its icon (a two-toned blue square icon with overlapping circles inside) in the app drawer or on the home screen.

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It's on the left sidebar.

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It's at the top of the menu.

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It's on the left side of the screen.

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If you saved the PSD to a subfolder, open that folder to find your file.

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Two options for extracting the layers will appear. If you just want to view the file, tap Use As Image instead to open the file with all layers merged into one.

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This displays a list of all layers.

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It's at the bottom of the list. This starts a new composition based on that layer.

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Follow these steps repeatedly until all layers are added in the correct order (from bottom to top): Tap + and select Image. Tap Creative Cloud. Select the file and tap Open. Tap Extract Layers. Tap View & Search Layers. Tap the next layer to add it. Repeat until all layers are added.

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Tap any layer's thumbnail on the right side of the image to select that layer, then use the tools at the bottom of the screen to make changes.

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When you're finished editing, tap at the top of the screen, select Send to Photoshop, and then follow the on-screen instructions to upload the new file to the cloud.[2]

Part 3
Using Google Drive

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If the file is in your Gmail inbox, open the email containing the file and do the following: Tap the Add to Drive button for the attachment, usually in the middle of the preview icon. In the menu that pops up, select a folder in your Drive as the location for the PSD file. Select Add once you’re done.

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This has a white icon with a yellow, blue, and green triangle in it that can be accessed from the Google folder.

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Once in your Drive, select the folder with your saved PSD file from the main menu.

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Simply tap on the preview icon for it. Since Google Drive supports a variety of formats, the file should open without any trouble.