Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving and exporting artboards, part of Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: Design.
- [Instructor] When it comes to exporting specific layers or entire art boards, photoshop has several different options. Let's take a look. If I want to, say, email a flattened version of each one of these art boards, I can select them in the layers panel and then choose file and export, export as. In order to make changes to all three of the art boards at once, I'll select them all over here on the left hand side. And then, I could make my changes, for example, I want to save the format as jpeg but let's lower this down to 80%.
I can change the image size, the canvas size if I need to add a little padding around the image, and I can choose whether or not to include my copyright and contact information, convert to sRGB, and embed color profile. When I choose export all, photoshop will ask me where I want to export to. We'll click export and photoshop will export all three of those art boards. If we return to bridge, we can see there are those three art boards. Alright, let's return to photoshop. And this time, I'll choose file and then export.
And we can either choose art board to files or art board to pdf. I would choose art board to files if I want a different option than what the export option offers. For example, if I wanted to save these as something that the export as dialogue didn't offer, for example, I might want to save them as layer psd files. Alright, I'll click cancel, return back to file, and then export. There's also an option to export your art boards to pdf.
This is a great way to distribute your documents to someone who might not have photoshop and wants a multi-page pdf. You could also choose the one document per art board. So instead of having a single document, we would have three documents for these three art boards. Alright, I'll click cancel here as well. But I do want to show you one way that you can extract or export individual layers to individual files. So with cover one targeted, I'm going to click on sign up, hold down the shift key, and select australia so that all five of these layers are selected.
Instead of using the file menu and then choosing export, I'm going to right click on my layers panel and choose export as. When I select export as from the layers menu, it will export each one of those layers as an individual element. If I want to make changes to them, I'll hold down the shift key and select them all on the left side, and then choose whatever file settings I want from the right. If I needed multiple versions of these, for example, I might need them at the size that they are in the document as well as two times that size, I could click on the plus icon right here, and then select from the list to scale it to 2x.
It will automatically append suffix, but I can go in and change that if I want to. For now, I'll click the trash can icon. I'll simply export these five layers as png files. It'll ask me where I want to export them. I'll create a new folder. I'll call if png. Click create, and then export. If we return to bridge, we can see there's the png folder and sure enough, there are the five assets all saved as png.
And there you have it. Different ways to export either portions of an art board or multiple art boards to files in photoshop.
Photoshop CC boasts tools and features for making tonal and color adjustments, applying effects and treatments to type and graphics, and distorting, filtering, and layering elements—all while maintaining the highest-quality output. In this course, Julieanne demonstrates how to efficiently perform common design tasks, including editing images, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. Along the way, she shares the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and helps you master features such as layers, filters, blending modes, typography, custom brushes, vector masks, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.
- Working with Smart Objects
- Linked vs. embedded Smart Objects
- Creative transformations and warping
- Essential filters for designers
- Emulating traditional drawing techniques
- Working with shape and fill layers
- Pen tool basics
- Applying layer effects and styles
- Type essentials
- Creative brush techniques
- Working with libraries and artboards
- Exporting files and sharing images