Posts tagged "Save As"

November 27, 2018

3, 2, 1, Photoshop! Five Tips for Saving and Closing Files in Photoshop CC

In this episode of 3, 2, 1, Photoshop, you’ll learn quick tips for saving and closing files in Photoshop.

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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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September 3, 2014

38/50 – Save to Behance from Photoshop CC

In Photoshop choosing File > Share to Behance allows you to upload the currently selected document as a Work in Progress to share with (and gather feedback from), your social media channels including Twitter and Facebook. The key benefit is that you don’t have to flatten or resize the image – the plug-in takes care of it for you so that you can continue working!



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October 9, 2013

Video Tutorial – Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 in Photoshop CC (v14.1)

In this episode of The Complete Picture (Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 in Photoshop CC (v14.1)), Julieanne takes a close look at the feature enhancements and refinements made to the Crop tool, workflow settings, and batch saving capabilities in Adobe Camera Raw.  In addition she also covers improvements made to the Spot Removal Tool, Noise Reduction, Local Adjustment Brush, and Histogram.

Note: For more information about the Features in Camera Raw 8.0 (PSCC V14), including the new Upright perspective correction, Radial Filter, and Spot Removal  features please see this video “Adobe Photoshop CC: Favorite Features for Photographers”.

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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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August 5, 2013

Saving Files to the Original Folder in Photoshop

When choosing Save As in Photoshop customers typically want to save their files in one of two locations – either back to the folder where the original image resides or, to the same folder that they just saved another file to. For example, you open a file from your trip to Wyoming, retouch it, and want to “Save As”  back to the same folder. Or, you open a file from your trip to Wyoming, retouch it, and want to “Save As” to a different, “retouched photos” folder. If you fall into the first camp (saving to the original folder), in the Preferences > File Handling, be sure to check (enable) “Save As to Original Folder”. If you are in the second camp, uncheck the preference and the operating system will take you to the folder that you last saved to using Photoshop.

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