Hello there friend!
Today I want to show you how I resize and save my work in Photoshop. Specifically after I’ve used or created new work using a mockup. If you want to follow along, you can get the mock up HERE.
(I made this tutorial for those who have and use Photoshop (any version really) to create content. If you don’t use Photoshop yet, but would like to try it out, you can get a free trial HERE.)
I’ll post the video below, but I just want to share quickly why it’s important to “Save as” when you have made something new in PS. When you “Save as” you are creating a new file and naming it. That is key because once you do that, the original file, mockup, or image you started with remains intact, unchanged.
I save 3 files in this tutorial. You don’t always have to save your work as a .psd file (PhotoShop Document), but if you are making a file you think you will use over and over again, you definitely want to save your layered file for easy future use!
So, for example, if you purchased a mockup like I used in the tutorial, and you added your art, made it fit perfectly, but you changed the color of the leaves, or flowers or some part of the original to fit your branding, you’d want to save all that work so you don’t have to do it every time, and you’ll also still have the original to use again in a different way.
In this tutorial, I save 3 files.
1. A .psd file with all my layers.
If I made changes to the original I want to save and use over and over again.
2. A full size .jpg file
In case I want to print or need to show larger with the best resolution, and/or to be able to crop in any way later without losing too much resolution.
3. A web size .jpg file
For posting to the web. Social media, or thumbnails for online shops to prevent theft, to look good when shown smaller, and to expedite uploading to the web.