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In Sketchbook Pro 2010 Essential Training, David Lee shows how to use Sketchbook Pro's powerful tools and unique marking menu interface to make digital drawing and painting a natural experience. This course covers setting application preferences, selecting brushes, picking colors, choosing the right drawing tools for each project, and working with pen tablet and pen display devices. Exercise files accompany the course.
In this lesson, I'll show you how to export images created in SketchBook Pro. SketchBook profiles may also be saved in other file formats. However, they may flatten or compress the layers into a single image. To begin, let's demonstrate some of these options. As we go to the File, we have two options here. Obviously saving will allow us to save it as its native TIF file. Let's take a look at Save As. You can go ahead and rename your file and you also have a variety of file formats in addition to TIF. Let's go ahead and save this as an Adobe Photoshop PSD file, as it allows us to maintain our layers.
Go ahead and save this Adobe Photoshop, okay. Now let's go ahead and go to Photoshop and open that file, Export2. As you can see, as the file opened it maintained all of those layers as we had in our original SketchBook Pro TIF file. Now let's go ahead and go back to SketchBook Pro. File > Save As and rather than saving it either as a TIF or a Photoshop file, let's save this as a JPEG file.
Now, if you save this in a JPEG file, it will give you some options for the Quality and the size of the file. Once you select it, go ahead and hit OK. As you can see, an alert will let you know that in this file format, all layers will be merged. Only a TIF file format supports layers or PSD. Click OK and let's go back to Photoshop, File > Open and let's go to the JPEG file.
And when it opens, you can see right here that it's all compressed and there it's actually just a Background layer. Now JPEG files are very useful for web applications and for also using as background art when you're creating objects in 3D CAD environments. To close, SketchBook Pro images can be saved and export in several different ways, from flattening an image for web use and 3D CAD underlays, to preserving layers for use in other image- editing composition applications.
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