Smartling Localization for Design

Localize design assets with direct extensions for Illustrator, Photoshop, and Sketch

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Localization for Design

Smartling’s Translation Management System offers direct integration with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Sketch, extending the full functionality of the Smartling platform with the most powerful design programs. With the ability to submit content from within your favorite design software directly into Smartling’s platform, designers are able to spend more time designing, and less time project managing. Additionally, Smartling’s ‘pseudo translation’ feature gives creative teams the ability to see how the new content will look on the design asset. Together, this functionality enables creative resources to deliver fast, accurate, and visually appropriate translations, resulting in fully localized design assets of the highest quality.

If you have an Illustrator, Photoshop, or Sketch file that requires translation, you can upload your files directly via Smartling Essentials for fast and easy translation, or learn about the robust capabilities of Smartling Enterprise.

Simple, Direct Plug-Ins For All Of Your Design Assets

Translation For Adobe Illustrator Files


Translation For Photoshop Files


Translation For Sketch Files


Key Benefits of Smartling Design Extensions

Simple Installation

Smartling seamlessly and easily integrates with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Sketch. Simply download and install the extension file. Once installed, the Smartling extension will be available directly in the platform allowing users to submit translations directly from AI, PS, or Sketch to the Smartling platform and retrieve completed translations from Smartling.

Smartling Design Installation

Pseudo Translation- Flexible Functionality

Flexible Functionality

Smartling’s design plug-ins enable your creative and engineering teams to work however they prefer. Design with the Smartling plug-in installed directly within the software, drastically simplifying the process for content submission, or alternatively, export the design asset into a variety of formats including XLIFF, JSON, or strings file. And once translations are completed, users can retrieve the new content from Smartling all without leaving the app.

Instant Pseudo Translation

Smartling design plug-ins allow you to create instant, pseudo-translated pages directly within your software program. By mimicking the effect of translation on the layout of an image without actually doing the translation, designers can see exactly how various translations will impact the design asset. The plug-in provides several variations of pseudo-translation depending on the languages needed, including the ability to expand and reduce word size.

Smartling Customers Love Using Our Technology

“Smartling’s platform has been instrumental in translating our UI, documentation, and marketing materials. Working with Smartling has streamlined our translation process… saving us time and money.”

Communications Professional, Enterprise Computer Software Company

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