Photoshop CC (2013): Introduction to File Formats


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Understanding file formats

There are a variety of different file formats that you're going to run across when you're working in Photoshop. So we're going to take a minute and take a look at when you might save in one file format over another. The first file format that we should look at is the psd or the Photoshop file format. As soon as you open your documents into Photoshop, and you start adding layers. Whether they're adjustment layers or alpha channels or type layers or additional photographs. When you save that file, you have the option to save that file in a few different file formats.

But for me, I've always saved these files as .PSD files, because I know that as a Photoshop document, all of my features in Photoshop, regardless of whether or not they're smart objects, regardless of whether they have transparency in them. I know that the PSD file format can save all of those different options. Saving this file as a PSD file also tells me that that is my master file, mean...

Understanding file formats
Video duration: 8m 26s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Understanding file formats provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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