Saving file size when healing and cloning


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Saving file size when healing and cloning

So it's a general rule of thumb when you are using the Healing Brush tool or the Clone Stamp tool, you typically don't want to use those tools on your original background layer. You want to have the flexibility to be able to undo that stuff independently of the original image. Now, what most people do is duplicate the original layer. Now, in this case, if you take a look at the file size in the document widget down here at the bottom of the window, this file is 17.2 megabytes and that's how much memory it's taking up in file size. So if I duplicate the layer, Command+J, Ctrl+J, I have just doubled my file size. Now, our file size is small, it's probably not the bigger deal. But if you start doing multiple retouches, every time you duplicate your layer or add a full file size to your file, you can have performance issues and your file size is getting larger than it needs to be. So I'm going to undo that.

A different strategy instead is to use a blank layer for the...

Saving file size when healing and cloning
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Saving file size when healing and cloning provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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