Posts tagged "Open"

July 25, 2016

Opening a Composite (Flattened) document from a Layered PSD File

If you ever need to open a flattened (composite) version of a layered document, choose File > Open and navigate to the image. Then, 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.

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You can use the same keyboard modifiers and double click a PSD file in the Operating System to open a flattened version of the file

Note: this shortcut only works if the file was saved with the Maximize (PSD and PSB) File Compatibility preference turned on.

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October 25, 2011

Opening a Flattened (composite) Version of a Layered Photoshop File

When opening a file, holding the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + Shift will open a flattened version of a file (instead of a layered one) if the original layered file was saved with the Maximize Backwards compatibility preference turned on.

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October 5, 2011

Video Tutorial – Opening Files from Lightroom into Photoshop – FAQ

In this episode of the Complete Picture, I hope to help you avoid unwanted or puzzling results by answering the three most frequently asked questions around opening and round-tripping files from Lightroom to Photoshop.

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August 26, 2011

Requiring a Password to Open a Document

When saving as a Photoshop PDF file, you can save files with additional security. In the PDF Options dialog box, select the PDF Security options (on the left-hand side), and assign the necessary restrictions on the file such as passwords and permissions.

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February 22, 2011

Opening Documents at Custom Sizes

To create custom New File presets, enter the desired settings into the New dialog and then click the Save Preset button. Your custom settings will appear near the top of the list.  (Be sure to name them well so that you know what they are – for example 12 x 12 in at 300 ppi 8 bit RGB).

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February 21, 2011

Creating New Photoshop Documents at Specific Sizes

Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt + (Win) + N will enter the last numeric entry in to the  “New” dialog box (instead of whatever dimensions were last copied).

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August 14, 2009

Opening a Composite Image from a Layered PSD File

Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + Shift + O (or double clicking on an image with the keyboard modifiers) will open a flattened version of a file (instead of a layered one) if the file was saved with the Maximize (PSD and PSB) File Compatibility preference turned on. Note: in PSCS4, a dialog will as if you want to “Read the composite data instead?” – click yes to confirm.

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