Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

20

I just fit the artboard to the objects I want: Select desired objects. Object -> Artboards -> Fit to Selected Art ctrl+alt+shift+s to open the Save for Web dialog. ctrl+z to undo fit.


15

The full path is C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\Plug-Ins\File Formats. Unless it's in File Formats, it won't show up in the export options.


15

Any time a format isn't available in the Save As dialog, it means that format is invalid for the document in the state it's in. There's no such thing (as Lese and cwedge point out), as a 32-bit (or 16-bit) jpeg, nor a duotone, Lab or 1-bit bitmap jpeg. Photoshop versions prior to CS5 would simply not show jpeg as an available option for 16-bit images, which ...


9

Choice of the best compression method depends on your image content. If you're trying to save image with a lots of colors and smooth transitions between them, your choice would rather be JPEG. Otherwise, if you've got some lineart, text, image with a couple of colors you should try PNG instead. Specific compression scheme, parameters, color reduction etc. ...


7

You could use slices. You could set up artboards for each object. Ultimately I find, Copy, New, Paste, Save faster than most other methods. You can also utilize the hidden "hide other" shortcut. Select the object you want to save/export and then hit Command-Option-Shift-3 (Mac) or Ctrl-Alt-Shift-3 (Win). This will hide everything which is not selected. ...


7

If you're using a version of Photoshop earlier than CS6 and your document is 16-bit, or if it is in a color mode such as Lab or multichannel that isn't supported in jpeg format, then jpeg won't be offered as an option on save. Image > Mode > RGB Color Image > Mode > 8 Bits/Channel Then Save As. One of the much-welcomed features in CS6 (or ...


6

This is a product of using diagonal lines on a grid (which is essentially what a PNG is: a grid of pixels). Here's a diagonal line on a grid. Each of the squares represents a pixel, greatly enlarged here. Some pixels need to be only partially coloured. It's not possible to colour a pixel like this. It needs to be all one colour. Without anti-aliasing, ...


6

You can create your own script if you want, here's a simple one: main(); function main(){ var Name = app.activeDocument.name.replace(/\.[^\.]+$/, ''); var Ext = decodeURI(app.activeDocument.name).replace(/^.*\./,''); if(Ext.toLowerCase() != 'psd') return; var Path = app.activeDocument.path; var saveFile = File(Path + "/" + Name ...


6

Here are some options: Use another format other than JPEG (PNG or GIF); the results in terms of both file size and image quality will depend on the content of your image; each is better at certain kinds of content Make the image smaller in terms of pixels - this will have a very significant effect and should definitely be considered if you have control ...


5

To a degree..... With the exception of Live Type, Photoshop creates vector containers with raster fills. What this means is the edges of shape layers will remain crisp and clear when resized because the shape/vector layer edge is saved as a vector and it is recalculated when resized. However, what is inside the shape layer is not vector. For example, if ...


5

Simply save/export a PNG24 image using Adobe Photoshop which contains transparency. Transparency is the remaining 8 bits. 24Bit PNG = 8 bits red, 8 bits blue, 8 bits green 32bit PNG = 8 bits red, 8 bits blue, 8 bits green, 8 bits alpha Photoshop automatically creates a 32bit PNG image if you save a 24Bit PNG that contains transparent areas.


5

Save for Web removes all proprietary data from the file resulting in smaller file sizes. Simply saving as PNG will include hidden proprietary data, like meta data for the creation app, app version, time created, etc. Save for web should always result in smaller file sizes.


4

I'm not sure if this applies in CS6, but the method that I've been using in CS4 & 5 is just to create my 16px x 16px Favicon, then Save for Web. I save as either a .png or .jpg depending on the background, but when it asks for filename, I just add the .ico, like favicon.ico. Favicons work just fine. I only use this for creating Favicons so I'm not ...


4

When saving, Illustrator uses the name of your document. If you create "Untitled-1", "Untitled-2", "Untitled-3", then those are the names it will use when saving. When you create a new document, specify a name (it's at the top of the New Document dialog, above artboard/document settings). Illustrator will then use this name for files it generates. Edit ...


4

When applying anti-aliasing in the Save for Web & Devices panel the entire export gets the same anti-aliasing method but you can apply the anti-alisaing on an object level. Select an object and go to Effect > Rasterize.... Choose your desired ppi, it is better to always choose Use Document Raster Effects Resolution because then it will be easy to ...


4

eps is the standard, and the process is as simple as choosing eps from the Save As menu. It's been the standard for this sort of thing (final asset delivery) for longer than I've been in the industry, is understood by basically all vector design software, and is very similar to Illustrator's native format (the original post script format eps is based on was ...


4

I would recommend you don't use the maximum size allowed, and instead go for something a bit smaller instead. Depending on how complex your image is, a bigger size will definitely require a loss in quality. Your true limit in this case is the 127Kb. My reasoning is: You should aim for the maximum quality you can get without passing that weight. So if you ...


3

You can not "lock" Illustrator files. Any vector art is always edit able to a degree. You can purposely expand and flatten artwork to make editing difficult, but you can not prevent all editing.


3

You probably have the color mode set to 32-bit per channel, but it's hard to tell without knowing what the 5 displayed formats are.


3

Honestly... I copy/paste to Photoshop as a Smart Object and Save for Web with Photoshop in these instances. AI's SFW anti-aliasing isn't stunning when the objects are mixed.


3

The Revert function in Illustrator takes you back to your last Save. If you saved over your working copy AND your back-up copy, then the only option is to find an older file that existed before you made the changes. If you do regular back-ups or use backup software, you'll have to go back to that. On the Mac if you have Time Machine running, you can go back ...


3

I believe bmp only supports 8 bit RGB (24bit images) Things can get confusing when dealing with the word "bit" at times. By Adobe definitions..... 8 bit RGB = 24bit image (8 bits R, 8 bits G, 8 bits B = 24). 16 bit RGB = 48bit image (16 bits R, 16 bits G, 16 bits B = 48). Using these numbers, standard RGB images are referred to as 8 or 24 bit. 16 bit ...


3

Sometimes there is no substitute for words. When you have an action with potential confusion words are hard to beat. Icons exist for this purpose, as you mentioned. It's typically some multiple representation of the app's save icon. I think it usually falls short of the user's needs for clarity. Ask yourself this: Will your audience stick around for the ...


3

It's hard to know where to start, because I don't know your level of computer knowledge, which platform you work with or what tools you're using to design with, but here are some basics: The main thing is to start categorizing things. Assets, Clients and Projects are separate categories that each subdivide into subcategories. Keep like things with like, and ...


2

Your Color Mode (Image > Mode ) could be set to something like Lab or Duo-tone, both of which won't save as JPG.


2

Quick and easy workaround is to Save a Copy. Hold down Option/Alt when you choose Save As. If there's something about the image specifically preventing a format choice, the save as copy will remove that aspect of the image. Although.... There are very few times when you actually want to save as a jpg and not use Save for Web. Be aware, jpg is a lossy format ...


2

It can be. It may also not be. And EPS file is really just a wrapper around whatever the image is itself. So an EPS an include raster images, vector images, or both. When places ask for 'EPS' files they often are asking for vector files, of which an EPS may or may not be.


2

Yes, Export saves as PNG24 with 8bit alpha. So it's actually a 32-bit RGBA PNG, with 8bits for red, green, blue and transparency. I use the export because it will save each artboard automatically and in the Save for... option I have to go through each artboard manually which is time consuming. Maybe using one artboard with slices would be a better option? ...


2

in addition to "file format RGB" make sure the source file is 8 bit per color! In "save as - format" .ico doesn't appear, if your file is 16 bit per color.



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible