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Quick Export, Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1

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Export artboards, or layers using Quick Export

Photoshop has offered numerous file options for saving an image over the years. Selecting File > Save As from the menu currently offers over 20 different file formats.


Frequently there is the need to save images for publishing online. The menu choice of File > Save for Web (now File > Export > Save for Web) was something I used on a regular basis. So often as a matter of fact it is one of the few 4 key keyboard shortcuts I use (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S).


Either of the methods described will save the entire image depending on layer visibility. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could save layers, groups, or artboards separately; not as PSD files, but as jpgs, gifs, pngs, or svg files.

With only the layer, group, or artboard selected we can use the Layers panel menu option and select Export As. The new Export As dialog box opens allowing us to choose file type, size, resampling, meta data, color space conversion, as well as image scaling. The image scaling option even allows the same image to be exported in multiple sizes.




Want to save it as a png? The same menu has a simple Quick Save as PNG.

The standard File menu offers an Export Preferences window that will let you establish your settings choices when you use File > Export > Quick Export as…

photoshop-export-preferencesCreating online content just gets easier and easier with each new release of Photoshop CC.