10. Save File
Saving your image in the meantime makes sense in order to avoid having to redo all your work if your computer breaks down. However, if you have finished the image in five minutes, it makes less sense. When saving your document, it is best to choose Photoshop's native format. This native format has the file extension .psd (PhotoShop Document). All possible Photoshop elements are saved in this file and no quality is lost. Save as .psd in this way: Choose "file" from the menu bar and then "save as". In the dialog box that appears, select the folder where you want to save the file and make sure that the format is set to Photoshop (.psd). After entering a file name, you can click on "Save".
10.1 The .jpg format
.psd files are often very large and not suitable for the Internet or e-mail. The file format that is often used to put images on the web is .jpg. This file uses a compression technique that tries to make the image as small as possible, which makes it easy to send by e-mail or to use on a website. The quality of the image is slightly reduced and you cannot edit it easily once it has been saved. Saving as .jpg is done as follows: choose "file" from the menu bar and then "save as". In the dialogue screen that appears, select the folder in which you would like to save the file and make sure that the format is (.jpg). After entering a file name, you can click on "Save".