Posts tagged "Export"

November 6, 2018

Seven Tips for Saving and Exporting in Photoshop CC

Here are seven quick tips for saving and exporting files in Photoshop CC:

1) Background Save 

Background Save is on by default and enables you to continue working in Photoshop when selecting File Save or Save As by saving the file in as a background task. Note: this feature can be disabled under Preferences > File Handling to improve performance for example, when automating PS.

2) Auto Save

Auto Save can help recover changes made to an open document if your computer crashes before you’ve had a chance to save. To select the Auto Save time interval, select Preferences > File Handling and choose from the list. Note: this feature can be also disabled under Preferences > File Handling for improving performance when running actions etc.

3) Saving Files to Their Original Folders

By default, when choosing Save As, Photoshop automatically “Saves As” to the same location as the original. To save files to a different location (such as a “processed folder), select Preferences > File Handling > and disable  “Save As to Original Folder”. 

4) Close All Files in Photoshop

Option- clicking (Mac) | Alt -clicking (Win) a file’s close button will instruct Photoshop to close all open documents, however Photoshop will ask whether or not you want to save each file before it closes it. I you know that you either want to save all or not save all, you can bypass the dialog by selecting File > Close All (instead of File > Close), and, when asked if you if you want to save changes, enable the option to Apply to All to save all documents without further prompts.  

5) Saving files with Maximize Compatibility

In order to save a layered Photoshop file with a high resolution preview for other applications to use (Lightroom for example), it is necessary for Photoshop to create a “flattened” version of the image and save this flattened version within the file. To have Photoshop automatically save the flattened version, set the  Preferences > File Handling > Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility to Always. Note: If you ever need to open a flattened (composite) version of a layered document, choose File > Open, navigate to the image, and  hold Option + Shift  (Mac) | Alt + Shift (Win) and click Open. A dialog appears with the message “Read the composite data instead?” Click OK to confirm. Note: this shortcut also works when opening PSD files in the OS. 

6) Requiring a Password to Open a Document

Saving a document as a Photoshop PDF allows additional security options. Choose Save As, select Photoshop PDF, and  select the PDF Security options on the left hand side. Assign the desired restrictions on the file such as passwords and permissions to open and print. 

7) Exporting files

Since saving files and exporting files go hand in hand, I thought I would  also include this episode of 3, 2, 1, Photoshop!  Three Ways to Export in Photoshop CC. Watch it and discover how to export entire documents, multiple Artboards, as well as individual layers and layer groups.

 

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October 25, 2018

Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: Photography – Live on LinkedIn | Lynda.com

I’m excited to announce that my new Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: Photography course is now live on LinkedIn Learning and on Lynda.com:

Course Description:Whether you’re an experienced creative professional or someone who has just recently purchased a camera, learning how to use Photoshop efficiently and effectively is a hugely valuable investment that can help you get the most out of your pixels. Photoshop CC 2019 is loaded with tools and features that can help photographers quickly get the image results they want. In this course, Julieanne Kost gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including retouching, creatively using adjustment layers, and combining multiple images. Along the way, she shares how to work with type, Smart Objects, and artistic filters; create custom brushes; use the libraries to store content; quickly export and share images; and more.

Topics Include:

  • Dodging and burning with Curves
  • Tinting and toning techniques
  • Using color lookup tables
  • Brightening eyes and lightening teeth
  • Using the Healing Brush
  • Combining multiple images
  • Creating a double exposure effect
  • Creating a panorama in Photoshop
  • Creating a soft glow with grain
  • Creative blurring effects
  • Painting essentials
  • Type and layer effects
  • Working with artboards and libraries
  • Quickly exporting images
  • Sharing images to social media
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October 24, 2018

Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: Design – Live on LinkedIn | Lynda.com

I’m excited to announce that my new Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: Design course is now live on LinkedIn Learning and on Lynda.com:

Course Description:

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful program used across many industries, from art and design to scientific imaging. This course was created specifically to help designers master this complex technology, with the goal of removing technical barriers so you can start creating as soon as possible. Photoshop CC 2019 boasts tools and features for making tonal and color adjustments, applying effects and treatments to type and graphics, and distorting, filtering, and layering elements—all while maintaining the highest-quality output. In this course, Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to efficiently perform common design tasks, including editing images, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. As she helps you master key Photoshop features, she shares practical tips for boosting your productivity.

Topics Include:

  1. Working with Smart Objects
  2. Creative transformations and warping
  3. Essential filters for designers
  4. Emulating traditional drawing techniques
  5. Working with shape and fill layers
  6. Pen tool basics
  7. Applying layer effects and styles
  8. Type essentials
  9. Creative brush techniques
  10. Working with libraries and artboards
  11. Exporting files and sharing images
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November 9, 2016

Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Photography – Now Live on Lynda.com

I’m excited to announce that my new Photoshop 2017 Essential Training: Photography course is now live on Lynda.com!

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Whether you’re an experienced photographer or someone who has just recently purchased a camera, learning how to use Photoshop is the best investment you can make to get the most out of your pixels. In Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Photography, Julieanne Kost reviews the Photoshop features and techniques that are most useful to photographers, from tonal adjustments to retouching.

Photoshop CC and its companion app, Camera Raw, are loaded with tools and features for photo editing, retouching, color correction, and creative effects, so you can always produce the highest quality images. This course gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, compositing, and even painting. Along the way, you will learn the secrets of nondestructive editing and mastering features such as layers, adjustment layers, blending modes, filters, layer masks, and other features that make Photoshop the most popular and powerful image editing software on the market.

Topics include:

• Making creative changes with adjustment layers

• Adding color and gradients with fill layers

• Retouching portraits

• Combining (aka compositing) multiple images

•Working with Smart Objects

• Applying filters like blurs and glow

• Painting with Photoshop

• Adding text and watermarks to photos

• Using artboards and libraries

• Exporting and sharing images from Photoshop

If you’re looking for more information, you can check out all of my Lynda.com courses here including:

Bridge CC Essential Training

Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training

Photoshop 2017 Essential Training: The Basics

Photoshop 2017 Essential Training: Design

Introduction to Photo Compositing

The Art of Photoshop Compositing

Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

And did you know that you can watch these videos off-line by using the Lynda.com desktop or mobile app?

Enjoy!

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November 8, 2016

Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design – Now Available on Lynda.com!

I’m excited to announce that my new Photoshop 2017 Essential Training: Design course is now live on Lynda.com!

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Photoshop is a deep, complex, and at times intimidating product. If you’re using it for design, there may be many features you never want or need. In Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design, Julieanne Kost filters out the noise and complexity for designers, so that you’ll end up empowered and able to quickly get the results you want.

Photoshop CC and its companion app, Camera Raw, are loaded with tools and features for tonal adjustments, type and graphics treatments, and creative color, so you can always produce the highest quality output. This course gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common design tasks, including layout, image editing, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. Along the way, you will learn the secrets of nondestructive editing and mastering features such as layers, adjustment layers, filters, blending modes, layer effects, typography, custom brushes, and much more.

Topics include:

•Working with Smart Objects

•Warping images

•Reshaping images with Liquify

•Using filters, including blur and patterns

•Creating shapes

•Applying blend modes

•Applying layer effects and layer styles

•Working with type and fonts

•Painting in Photoshop

•Using and sharing libraries

•Exporting and sharing Photoshop files

If you’re looking for more information, you can check out all of my Lynda.com courses here including:

Bridge CC Essential Training

Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training

Photoshop 2017 Essential Training: The Basics

Photoshop 2017 Essential Training: Photography

Introduction to Photo Compositing

The Art of Photoshop Compositing

Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

And did you know that you can watch these videos off-line by using the Lynda.com desktop or mobile app?

Enjoy!

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November 30, 2015

New Quick Export and Export As Feature Enhancements in Photoshop CC

Discover how Quick Export and Export As can be used to save entire documents, multiple Artboards, as well as individual layers and layer groups in the November release of Photoshop CC 2015.

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July 20, 2015

Lightroom CC – Publish a Slideshow

In this video, you’ll discover how easy it is to create dynamic slideshows in Lightroom CC.

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July 9, 2015

Quick Tip – Create a Custom Watermark in Lightroom

In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to create and apply custom watermarks to images.

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July 8, 2015

Lightroom CC – Exporting Images

Learn how to quickly export large volumes of images in Lightroom.

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April 20, 2015

Exporting Images from Lightroom

In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates the advantage of setting up presets in Lightroom to simultaneously export images to multiple file types, sizes, compression settings etc. You might find even find this method more powerful than Photoshop’s Image Processor!

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February 13, 2015

How and When to Rename Files in Lightroom

Since this is such a common question, I thought I would repost this tutorial. In this episode of The Complete Picture, I suggest several file naming conventions to use when creating templates for import, batch renaming, exporting, and editing in Photoshop, and I offer guidance on how and when to rename your files.

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November 18, 2013

Minimizing Derivative Files Exported from Lightroom

One of the benefits of capturing Raw files and processing them in Lightroom is that I can easily create derivatives of those files as needed. For example, if I need to send some files to a publication as PSD files or if I want to post some of the images to my blog as JPEG files, I can quickly batch export the images from Lightroom. As soon as those files have been received (or posted or whatever), I can then throw away the exported derivatives because I have the original raw files to return to and can therefore quickly export any additional copies of the files at any time. Of course this workflow might not work for everyone, but I find it convenient that  I no longer need to keep track of as many derivative files. One word of caution, however: if you export a number of files and then do additional work (retouch the files in Photoshop, for example) I would keep those retouched files (as well as the original RAW files) – but I would still delete any derivatives created from the retouched files.

And while we’re on the subject, I would strongly encourage photographers to keep their original raw files – because you never know when you might need those high quality originals. Plus, I have found that I have been able to significantly improve the quality of my older images as the technology  improves (which is exactly what happened to me with my window seat images – refining them with Lightroom’s improved processing is enabling me to pull out more detail with less noise than I was able to 10 years ago).

Of course there are photographers who are going to disagree with me, and for their workflow, they may be absolutely correct – they may never need to return to the images that they are making today,  so there might not be a need to keep them. It depends on the type of work that you do.

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October 30, 2013

Exporting Files from Lightroom while Retaining the Folder Structure

When submitting my images to the copyright office, I wanted to quickly export each of my photographs as a JPEG and have those exported files retain their folder structure. I ran across this “Folder Publisher“ plug-in by Jeffrey Friedl and it worked like a charm.

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August 8, 2013

Video Tutorial – Exporting Images in Lightroom 5

In this video tutorial (Exporting Images in Lightroom 5),  you’ll master the Export options in Lightroom to quickly automate the creation of multiple files for a variety of different output scenarios.

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August 7, 2013

Export Photoshop Files from Lightroom

When exporting layered Photoshop documents from Lightroom (using the Export dialog), selecting PSD as the Image Format (in the File Settings section) will export a new, flattened PSD file. To export a layered PSD file from Lightroom and have Lightroom retain the layers, choose Original for the Image Format (in the File Settings area).

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