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Oct 02, 2013 15:20 |  #1

ive finally figured out (maybe) how to create layers to add to the base image but how do i then save the "layered" photo so everything still shows up?

ive tried and then i get some funky file that doesnt show the layer, and the layer some how was saved as its own separate file that cant be opened...

once i create a layer, how can i save it for reuse later? ive tried but it doesnt work too well for me...

im using PSE10




  
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Oct 02, 2013 15:33 |  #2

If you save it as a .psd file, it will save all the layers separately. That way you could reopen it and still be able to work on the separate layers.




  
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Oct 02, 2013 16:59 |  #3

You have the option of two file formats that can cope with layers, TIFF and PSD. When saving either file type in the save dialogue you need to have save layers enabled. Of course if you save as a TIFF and then open the file in an application that is not layers aware it may not display as you expect it to. As PSD is Adobe's own file format, although it is a variation of the TIFF format, it is not widely supported in other applications, but those applications will at least be aware of what to do with the layers.

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Oct 02, 2013 18:30 as a reply to  @ BigAl007's post |  #4

so how do i save an image with layers, and then be able to open them or save them to a thumb-drive so i can show them on other systems or print them...




  
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Oct 02, 2013 23:03 |  #5

Ltdave wrote in post #16341883 (external link)
so how do i save an image with layers,

File > Save As. Then choose either tif or psd to keep the file for future editing.

and then be able to open them or save them to a thumb-drive so i can show them on other systems

XP will display tif, but has problems w/psd. See what works on your system.
I'd resize, flatten, resharpen, & convert to jpg which should be viewable on any platform or app.

or print them...

Do not resize. Sharpen if necessary, & convert to a maximum quality jpg.
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Oct 03, 2013 03:33 |  #6

You should consider the TIFF/PSD file with all the layers etc intact as a working file. It's there for you to come back to if you need to make changes, just like the RAW file (along with whatever your RAW converter of choice uses to store edits). In order to share the image with others, or even view easily on your own system then you need to create a finished version in a suitable file format. That format will usually be a JPEG file of a suitable resolution/compression ratio. If you are going to print to your own printer then that is probably best done from PS anyway, so using the working TIFF/PSD file is fine. If you are sending it to a lab for printing then use a Q10 JPEG file. Q10 will be visually indistinguishable from a max Q12 one but between 40 to 60% smaller in file size depending on the image subject matter.

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