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Saving your work


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Up and Running with Photoshop CS6

with Chad Perkins

Video: Saving your work

So, once you've done pretty much any amount of work in Photoshop, you're going to want to save your work. And here's the best way to do that. Now, we're not going to have a full conversation about file formats just yet in this movie. I just want to show you how to save your project your file. So, I'm going to go ahead and go to File in the File menu here, and I'm going to choose Save. Now, I haven't done any work here, anything worth saving, so it's not going to be enabled. I could choose Save As and save a different version or save this with a new name or in a different location.
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 59s
  2. 3m 7s
    1. Overview
      3m 7s
  3. 19m 26s
    1. Importing images from a camera
      4m 3s
    2. Using Adobe Bridge
      7m 10s
    3. Using Camera Raw
      5m 57s
    4. Opening images in Photoshop
      2m 16s
  4. 45m 18s
    1. Creating new documents
      3m 43s
    2. Interface overview
      5m 43s
    3. Navigating documents
      4m 58s
    4. Working with layers
      9m 33s
    5. Straightening images
      3m 15s
    6. Cropping images
      3m 54s
    7. Performing basic transformations
      5m 45s
    8. Moving and aligning objects
      8m 27s
  5. 8m 36s
    1. Understanding pixels
      2m 19s
    2. Understanding resolution
      4m 32s
    3. Saving your work
      1m 45s
  6. 23m 33s
    1. Understanding color modes
      3m 55s
    2. Using adjustment layers
      3m 35s
    3. Fixing problems automatically
      2m 36s
    4. Reading a histogram
      3m 40s
    5. Adjusting exposure (brightness)
      4m 27s
    6. Adjusting colors selectively
      5m 20s
  7. 31m 4s
    1. Intro to selecting
      4m 47s
    2. Making quick selections
      6m 45s
    3. Refining selections
      8m 26s
    4. Making a collage
      11m 6s
  8. 11m 46s
    1. Removing small problems
      2m 4s
    2. Fixing bigger problems
      6m 39s
    3. Intelligently scaling an object
      3m 3s
  9. 12m 33s
    1. Creating Smart Objects
      5m 13s
    2. Applying effects
      5m 1s
    3. Adjusting applied effects
      2m 19s
  10. 26m 30s
    1. Creating text
      5m 47s
    2. Editing text
      8m 30s
    3. Using layer styles
      5m 54s
    4. Creating graphic design elements
      6m 19s
  11. 31m 14s
    1. Painting
      9m 54s
    2. Customizing brushes
      9m 44s
    3. Creating vector shapes
      11m 36s
  12. 14m 51s
    1. Understanding file formats
      3m 46s
    2. Saving for the web
      7m 6s
    3. Printing from Photoshop
      3m 59s

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Adobe Photoshop is more than just an image editing application—it is a foundational staple in all the visual arts, from print design, to photography, to web design, to motion graphics and 3D graphics. In this course, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins covers the basics of Photoshop. Learn about the components of visual images, making selections, color correcting, fixing images, outputting images, and much more. This course uses Photoshop CS6, but the information presented is applicable to all versions of the application.

Topics include:
  • Getting images into Photoshop
  • Creating and navigating documents
  • Working with layers
  • Cropping and straightening images
  • Color correction
  • Making selections
  • Fixing image problems
  • Working with effects
  • Creating and editing text
  • Exporting and printing
Subjects:
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Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chad Perkins

Saving your work

So, once you've done pretty much any amount of work in Photoshop, you're going to want to save your work. And here's the best way to do that. Now, we're not going to have a full conversation about file formats just yet in this movie. I just want to show you how to save your project your file. So, I'm going to go ahead and go to File in the File menu here, and I'm going to choose Save. Now, I haven't done any work here, anything worth saving, so it's not going to be enabled. I could choose Save As and save a different version or save this with a new name or in a different location.

What I'm going to do is create a new layer, so I can save it as normal. And now, we can save it. If I were to choose Save As, I would get a lot of choices here when it comes to formats. And again, we're not going to talk about this here, I just want you to be aware of it. But 99 times out 100, you're going to want to save this out as a Photoshop document. You're going to want the format to be Photoshop, because that's how you're going to save, not only your layers, but all of the things that Photoshop saves about an image. Maybe if you have custom swatches or a bunch of other things you could adjust in Photoshop that might not show up in your Layers panel or in your image itself that's going to save out your document.

So, the PSD file format is how you want to save your image. So, if you start working on a JPEG, for example, or a photo, you don't want to save the image out as a JPEG, unless that's how you're going to export it. You want to save your work, your actual work, the stuff you're doing, out as a Photoshop file, as a PSD file. For you to save all of the stuff you're doing in Photoshop, again, you want to save this as a Photoshop file with the PSD file format.

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