WOO HOO! I finished my layout!! Now what??? My first step is to always save my layout in TIFF format so I can always go back and edit if necessary. It has happened, so don’t think, oh that will never happen! Sometimes mine has been a spelling error that someone on my team has so kindly pointed out (nobody’s perfect right!)or after closing my layout and walking a away for a day or two, I don’t like the way some of the papers play together or that one element is out of place. So it’s an easy fix to pull up the layout from the tiff format and fix and re save! One of the first things I do after I’ve saved in Tiff is resize my layout to one I can post in my team area so that Laura can grab it to use in previews and such.
I usually resize to 600 X 600
So it magically resizes and now I’m ready to save it again! I usually save to my desktop so I can see what layouts I have to post for my team. I also so in JPEG format here for ease of use for Laura and so I can now post it in my team folder for her to grab later.
Now comes the magic part in PS. When you’re ready to post to the web most galleries have a size limit, so in the past, I kept resizing and such to make it to the 250 mark (most common used size on the web). Then someone pointed me to this wonderful tool that PS has. It’s called Save for Web & Device.
As you can see my layout is at 274.9K so a tad bit too big for online galleries. So I moved my quality to 77 and it made it 248K. I’ve figured out it always saves a smidge larger, so I try to keep it at 248K or 249Kotherwise the gallery has a fit and won’t allow it to upload and I have to resize it again! J When I save it, I usually add the end 250 so I know it’s the layout I want to use when I’m uploading! Hope this little tutorial has helped making scrapping easier in PS.