Learn file formats Photoshop CS6


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Understanding file formats

There are a variety of different file formats that you might run into while you're using Photoshop, so let's talk about the first one, which is PSD. When you open up a document into Photoshop, Photoshop temporarily puts that document into the PSD file format, and it allows you to add layers and save channels and do all sorts of things. So I use the PSD file format when I am saving out kind of my master Photoshop documents, the ones that have multiple layers. They might have type, they might have adjustment layers, and Photoshop will save all of those in the PSD file format.

From there, I will go ahead and save out my derivatives. Like if I have to send someone a JPEG file, I would save my PSD with all the layers and then send them the JPEG file, which would be flattened. But before we get to JPEG, let's talk about TIFF a little bit. The TIFF file format can also save out layers. It can basically save anything that a PSD file can save. The nice thing about a TIFF file is that you ...

Understanding file formats
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Understanding file formats provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

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