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    Making A PSD File Smaller?

    is there a way of making a psd file smaller? instead of alterin the image size to much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulja
    is there a way of making a psd file smaller? instead of alterin the image size to much?

    can't you save it as a jpeg and "save for web" then reduce the quality as required to reduce the file size?

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    ... or if you need a smaller file without any loss in quality either zip or rar it to perserve the layers, or make a png file that will flatten the layers but give you smaller size than psd with original pixel perfect quality.
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    Make as many parts of the file as you can with vectors. Shape layers and clipping paths are extremely small. We're talking a few K instead of multiple MB.

    Get rid of any unneeded layers.

    Combine as many layers as you can.

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    ya i did the clipping and i also found out why my psds were so big when i was trying to follow the image size in PS.. its the maximize the psd saving option.. when taken off, the size goes half the size than before.. is that a real need for that?..
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    If you ever plan on sharing the file with someone that uses an older (non-CS) version of Photoshop then you should leave "maximize compatibility" on. Otherwise go ahead an turn it off and it will save ya a lot of space.

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    well I got a question as well

    I'm making a poster/flyer and my file is way huge. I have alot of layers and things like that. How do I make that smaller?

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