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Video: Exporting assets from Photoshop CC 2015

- Hi there, welcome back to another installment of creative quick tips. My name is Justin Seeley, and today we're talking about some of the new export features of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. This is another update that was recently released to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications, and I think it really goes a long way to revamping the entire web-based workflow for Adobe Photoshop. so exactly what is it that I'm talking about? Well, inside of Photoshop CC 2015, you now have the ability to quickly and easily export assets like you never have before.
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  1. 4m 30s
    1. Exporting assets from Photoshop CC 2015 NEW
      4m 30s
  2. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome to the series
      48s
    2. How to send feedback
      57s
  3. 16m 12s
    1. How to make a layer mask keyboard shortcut
      3m 37s
    2. Five InDesign add-ons for designers
      4m 4s
    3. Creating grid layouts in Illustrator
      5m 18s
    4. Working with libraries in the cloud
      3m 13s
  4. 15m 58s
    1. Creating persistent menus in Muse
      5m 5s
    2. How to use opacity masks in Illustrator
      3m 38s
    3. How to sync your Creative Cloud settings
      2m 9s
    4. Using conditional actions in Photoshop
      2m 49s
    5. How to purge your Photoshop history states
      2m 17s
  5. 9m 54s
    1. Five Illustrator add-ons for Designers
      3m 39s
    2. Creating round corners in Photoshop
      2m 26s
    3. How to annotate screenshots
      3m 49s
  6. 19m 44s
    1. Ten fonts to jump-start your next project
      8m 4s
    2. How to use Vanishing Point in Photoshop
      5m 3s
    3. Creating sticky appearances in Illustrator
      2m 8s
    4. Five courses every designer should watch
      4m 29s
  7. 24m 41s
    1. Five Photoshop add-ons for designers
      6m 17s
    2. Creating shared Creative Cloud libraries
      3m 46s
    3. How to use custom views in Illustrator
      4m 18s
    4. Five Lightroom add-ons for Photographers
      5m 24s
    5. Using Image Processor Pro in Photoshop and Bridge
      4m 56s
  8. 21m 16s
    1. Using Creative Cloud Market
      7m 5s
    2. Five WordPress plugins you should install today
      6m 36s
    3. How to create buttons in Muse
      4m 25s
    4. How to remove empty layers in Photoshop
      3m 10s
  9. 18m 22s
    1. How to use Photoshop's new Guide Layouts
      2m 57s
    2. Placing Photoshop files into Muse
      4m 4s
    3. Editing multiple photos using Camera RAW & Bridge
      5m 51s
    4. How to find free icons on the web
      5m 30s
  10. 11m 30s
    1. How to find patterns for your web backgrounds
      1m 58s
    2. Using the width tool in Adobe Illustrator
      3m 9s
    3. Using Illustrator to perform calculations
      1m 47s
    4. How to use Creative Cloud Libraries
      4m 36s
  11. 18m 22s
    1. How to sync and share files with Adobe Creative Cloud
      3m 36s
    2. Five resources for finding 3D models
      5m 47s
    3. Creating a thumbnail sketch template in Illustrator
      4m 14s
    4. Five text editors for web designers
      4m 45s
  12. 11m 9s
    1. How to correctly flatten your Photoshop files
      1m 44s
    2. How to create your own document presets in Photoshop
      2m 40s
    3. Generating color schemes with ColourCode
      3m 6s
    4. Five lightweight fonts for your next web project
      3m 39s
  13. 14m 49s
    1. How to create line shadows in Illustrator
      5m 30s
    2. Using custom keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop
      3m 31s
    3. Automating your InDesign workflow
      3m 26s
    4. How to quickly generate placeholder text in InDesign
      2m 22s
  14. 16m 10s
    1. Using PNG Hat to export Photoshop assets
      4m 56s
    2. How to setup two-step authentication in WordPress
      3m 50s
    3. Analyzing the speed of your website
      2m 19s
    4. How to create beveled text in Illustrator
      5m 5s
  15. 18m 10s
    1. How to find free stock photos online
      1m 55s
    2. Using the transform command in Illustrator
      4m 14s
    3. Five tools for wireframing & mockups
      7m 36s
    4. How to convert videos into GIFs using Photoshop
      4m 25s
  16. 17m 7s
    1. Fitting content into your InDesign frames
      2m 37s
    2. Setting up your own Autocorrect in InDesign
      2m 33s
    3. Drawing complex shapes in Illustrator
      3m 14s
    4. Using the snapshots feature in Photoshop
      4m 40s
    5. Creating awesome product shots with Placeit
      4m 3s
  17. 6m 31s
    1. Locking artwork in Illustrator
      2m 5s
    2. Five free fonts for your next project
      2m 0s
    3. Improving the SEO of your Muse website
      2m 26s
  18. 9m 41s
    1. Unlocking background layers in Photoshop
      1m 8s
    2. Using opacity shortcuts in Photoshop
      1m 50s
    3. Using Illustrator's Glyphs Panel for icon fonts
      3m 15s
    4. Creating flexible buttons in Illustrator
      3m 28s
  19. 23m 19s
    1. How to use Photoshop and Illustrator to write CSS
      4m 1s
    2. How to create scalable rounded rectangles in Illustrator
      4m 16s
    3. How to use the fill commands in Photoshop
      3m 52s
    4. How to accurately space objects in Illustrator
      2m 5s
    5. Ten WordPress plugins that you should know
      9m 5s
  20. 8m 26s
    1. Exploring the Kuler Panel in Illustrator CC
      1m 50s
    2. How to draw awesome shapes with the tilde key
      2m 12s
    3. How to reset your bounding box in Illustrator
      2m 6s
    4. How to change your artboard color in Illustrator
      2m 18s
  21. 13m 48s
    1. How to round individual corners on Illustrator shapes
      3m 21s
    2. How to use Camera Raw as a Smart Filter
      4m 8s
    3. How to use the Shape Builder Tool to recolor artwork
      3m 34s
    4. How to use "Align to Key Object" in Illustrator
      2m 45s
  22. 8m 50s
    1. How to create your own pixel grids
      4m 25s
    2. How to sample colors from anywhere
      2m 5s
    3. How to create diagonal guides in Illustrator
      2m 20s
  23. 17m 53s
    1. How to create better Facebook cover photos
      4m 31s
    2. How to use keyboard shortcuts in WordPress
      2m 47s
    3. How to add Apple touch icons to your website
      5m 27s
    4. How to use Font Awesome in design applications
      5m 8s
  24. 9m 27s
    1. How to create a better Twitter avatar
      3m 59s
    2. How to embed videos in WordPress without a plugin
      1m 45s
    3. How to embed real tweets into any WordPress post
      2m 15s
    4. Create your own Photoshop shortcut cheat sheet
      1m 28s
  25. 15m 41s
    1. How to effectively rotate objects in Illustrator
      2m 39s
    2. How to create interlocking shapes in Illustrator
      3m 29s
    3. How to speed up Photoshop's performance
      3m 25s
    4. How to use tool shortcuts in Photoshop
      2m 52s
    5. How to use springloaded shortcuts in Photoshop
      3m 16s
  26. 11m 50s
    1. How to create layers from Photoshop Layer Styles
      3m 14s
    2. How to turn Illustrator artwork into Shape Layers
      3m 15s
    3. How to combine vector shapes in Photoshop
      2m 49s
    4. How to use text wrapping in Illustrator
      2m 32s

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6h 1m Appropriate for all Aug 05, 2013 Updated Aug 03, 2015

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Join Justin Seeley, lynda.com staff author and design enthusiast, each week for a new 5-minute, self-contained tutorial that you can use to instantly improve your design workflow. This series covers techniques for print, digital, and web design, addressing the tools that creative professionals like you use most. Learn new ways to leverage layer styles and vector shapes in Adobe Photoshop, work more efficiently with text in Illustrator, and embed videos and even tweets in WordPress posts, and much more. Check back each week for a new installment, and a new design hack.

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Exporting assets from Photoshop CC 2015

- Hi there, welcome back to another installment of creative quick tips. My name is Justin Seeley, and today we're talking about some of the new export features of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. This is another update that was recently released to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications, and I think it really goes a long way to revamping the entire web-based workflow for Adobe Photoshop. so exactly what is it that I'm talking about? Well, inside of Photoshop CC 2015, you now have the ability to quickly and easily export assets like you never have before.

Traditionally, when you're working in Photoshop, you had to go to the file menu and choose Save for Web, and then when you did save for web, you had to be on the right layer, or you had to have slices, and it was just a big mess. And then after that, there was the advent of something called Generator and then there was something called Extract. Well, now all the best of both worlds have been thrown into one single feature, and it's now known as Quick Export, and Export As. Let me show you exactly how it works. Here inside of this document, let's say, for instance, that I wanted the logo inside of this app mockup that I'm working on to be exported out.

All I have to do is go right here in the Layers panel, and right click on it, and I can go down and say Quick Export as PNG. When I do that, it's going to ask me where I want it located. I'll just save it right here on the desktop, and so we'll do rain_logo.png, and then we'll hit save. What that is going to do is save that out and then it's going to show me where that is, and then if I just take a quick peek here, you can see there's the logo, but let's open it up in Photoshop to get a better idea of what it looks like, so let's just cmd or ctrl + o, rain_logo, and there it is.

Let me stick something behind it so you can actually see what it looks like here. I'll just drag that down. There we go, and fill it. So there we have a nice, crisp, clean PNG directly from Photoshop, without having to do Save for Web or anything. Now you might be asking why does Photoshop automatically default to PNG? Well, because I told it to. In order to change that setting, all you have to do is bring up your Photoshop Preferences with cmd or ctrl + K. once you do that, you can go down to the Export section, and right here where it says Quick Export Format, you can choose between PNG, P-N-G, JPG, PNG-8, GIF, or SVG.

Anyone of those is perfectly valid, and you can choose whichever one you like. In most cases, I think PNG is the most versatile along with the transparency checkbox because that allows you to quickly and easily export out assets no matter what they look like. They could have transparency behind them, they could be solid objects, but any object that you export out is going to look its best. The file size might not be exactly what you're looking for, but you can fine tune that during your final export phase. What's that look like? Let's hit escape here, and let's take a look at how we can export out multiple assets at the same time.

Let me come down here, and we're going to select the three icons at the bottom, so I'll grab award icon, mobile icon, and idea icon. Inside of this document, now, I'm just going to right-click anywhere, and I'm going to choose Export As. When I do that, it's going to bring up this nice, new dialog box here, where I have the ability to easily change any of the settings for any one of these objects. So, for instance, on this icon, I could change the format from PNG to JPG. I could switch it to GIF. I could also change it to PNG-8, and all the while, the rest of these remain exactly as they were before.

I can also change the canvas size, change the image size, adjust the resample method. I can do anything I want from here, but in this case, I think I'm just going to go to PNG. We can spot-check the rest of these to make sure everything looks okay. You also get a preview down here in the bottom right corner to tell you how big these objects are going to be. I can tell you it is good at reducing the file size of your images. What we're going to do now is we're just going to hit Export. It's going to ask me where I want to put them. Let's put them inside of a folder, just called assets for now, and when we have that folder created, we'll hit Export, and Photoshop's going to go through, export those, and then open them up for me here on my Mac, so that I can take a look at each one of the PNGs.

As you can see, the smallest file size is 10 kilobytes, and the biggest is only 18 kilobytes, which is probably significantly smaller than I would have gotten out of Photoshop CC 2014. So, this is the new export workflow inside of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. I highly recommend that you check it out, especially if you're a web designer or somebody who does a lot of screen-based graphics. This is a great way to get your assets out of Photoshop, and into the hands of your developer or your client.

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