Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday | Saving for the Web

Hey guys!  Nicole here from Urban Wings Art, today I am going to share with you how to save your full sized, high-resolution photos and layouts for the web.  There are several reasons for doing this, but the two main reasons for sizing your photo/layout for the web are:

1.  UPLOADING!!  Many websites only allow small web-sized versions to be uploaded

2.  SAFETY!!  Web-sized versions of your layouts and photos look very poor quality when printed which will deter unauthorized print and usage of your layouts and photos.  PLEASE NOTE:  I still recommend watermarking all photography even at web-size.

So open up your full sized photo or psd file of your layout.  I am opening a layout that was originally created at 300ppi and 12 inches by 12 inches.
The first thing I want to do is go to IMAGE> IMAGE SIZE.

Change your Resolution first to 72 ppi.  And then change your width and height to 600 pixels per inch for a square layout.  Or if you are working with photos, I tend to keep my largest number (width or height) no larger than 1000.


Change your QUALITY until your file size is UNDER 125K.  Don't change any other settings.  Your drop down at the top should be on jpeg. 

Hit SAVE and a new web-sized version will be saved.  I name mine by the same file name as my full-resolution version with _web added to the end of the file name. 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and can't wait to see what you upload to the Creative Pixel and share with us!

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