The organic nature of working in Photoshop means that sometimes, files aren't organized as efficiently as they could be. In this video, learn what steps you can take to reduce the overall file size of your projects.
- [Narrator] When you're collaborating…on large Photoshop projects,…it's helpful to have those projects to be…as small in size as possible,…so that if you need to send them back-and-forth,…you aren't wasting a lot of extra time in transfer.…For that reason, there are a few things that you can do…to simplify larger projects.…The first is to try and globalize your content.…Let's come into the Map Folder, in our Layers Panel,…and under Land Shading, you'll see that there are…six layers, named for the various fantasy countries…on this map, but all of them have the exact same mask.…
What I'd like to do, is to take that mask,…and apply it just once to the entire folder.…The structure of the map isn't going to change,…and so I don't need six separate copies of the same thing.…I do want six layers, so that I can paint each one…a slightly different color,…but that mask can be globalized,…so that I only need it once.…I'm willing to command click the mask,…I'm going to select Land Shading,…and then I'm going to click the Add Layer Mask button…
- Being consistent
- Naming and organizing layers
- Linking assets
- Using CC Libraries
- Identifying unlabeled layers