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Photoshop: Saving & Exporting
Version: Adobe Photoshop CC 2018. Be aware that different versions of Photoshop will vary in appearance and functionality. Full Guide: View/Download
When a new document is created in Photoshop, a Photoshop file (.psd) is created. This is the file in which edits to an image are saved. Due to the non-destructive nature of Photoshop, edits made in the program will not alter the original image file. Always saves work as a .psd before saving as an image file. Save work often to avoid losing progress.
To save as a Photoshop document (.psd file):
- Navigate to File > Save. A new window will appear.
- Rename if desired and select the proper storage location.
- Under Format, select Photoshop.
- Ensure that the box next to Layers is selected. This will preserve all the layers and their edits.
After all edits are done and a .psd file is saved, save the document as an image file (JPEG, PNG, PDF, etc).
To save a Photoshop document as an image file:
- Navigate to File > Save As. A new window will appear.
- Rename the file and select a storage location.
- Select the desired file type in the Format drop-down menu.
- When dome, click Save. The file will be saved as the selected format.
- A new window may appear, depending on the format selected. Configure any settings as desired, and click OK.
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- Photoshop: Undoing Changes & the History Panel
- Photoshop: Cropping an Image
- Photoshop: Resizing
- Photoshop: Layering & Object Arrangement
- Photoshop: Face Retouching
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