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Poll: Do you keep the Duplicates? (16 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you keep full sheets and individual items?

  1. Yes, full sheets are handy (13 votes [81.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 81.25%

  2. Nope, never use them. (3 votes [18.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

Do you keep PSDs and PNGs of the same layered supplies?

  1. Yes, there's a good reason to keep both. (13 votes [81.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 81.25%

  2. Nope, there's no reason to. (3 votes [18.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

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#1 Rose Ann

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:25 AM

I am trying to refine my organization system for my supplies and save a little bit of disk space. Disk space isn't a big issue for me and I don't even mind having duplicates of things. Before Win7 I had my supplies in collections as well as separated into categories....but I have an aversion to deleting my scrapping supplies, though, so here's what I wonder:

If I keep the PSDs of layered items and all the individual files, do you think there's a reason to keep the PNGs as well as the PSDs and the full sheets as well as the individuals of the same things?
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#2 Cheri T

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:56 AM

I have sometimes deleted the .pngs if there is a .psd layered file (eg. many embellishment templates have these, for those who don't know what we're talking about). I have never deleted the full sheets of .pngs. In fact for alpha, I very rarely if ever use the individual .pngs...always the full sheet. Much faster for me. I use the marquee tool to quickly select the one I need, press and hold Control to temporarily get the move tool, drag to my layout, and repeat with the marquee tool on the next letter I need. Very very cool trick:)

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#3 Sara Arell

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:06 PM

I keep everything Rose Ann, and I pretty much do what Cheri does - most of the time - occasionally I will go to the individual files but usually that's only when I'm using something that I've used many times before and know exactly what I want. I'm such a browser - I love to just take a stroll through all of my scrapping supplies when I'm scrapping - slow like a turtle but I shop that way too! So guess it's just me!

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

I don't keep the full sheets, because I separate items by catagory in subfolders. As my collection grows, I don't know if that's the best plan, though.

I keep the PSD and sample of layered items together, and get rid of the PNGs. If there isn't a PSD of multilayered items, I will sometimes create one, then keep that and a sample. Sometimes I keep indivivuals PNGs if they seem particularly cool or like something I would use individually. I also keep the PNGs of many of my brushes.
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:44 PM

I keep everything. The Pngs, zipped files, full sheets, collections togehter and seperated. Don't delete anything.

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#6 Cheri T

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:06 PM

Oh yes, I keep the .pngs of ALL my brushes. Then I can see quickly what I have.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:19 PM

Like Belle, I keep everything. I guess you could delete the png's as long as there is a psd, but I never do. I'm a pack rat with personal items as well as with my scrapping and photo supplies. I've learned over the years from working (gasp!) that you never throw anything out. Because as soon as you do, the next day you will need it. I worked in TV Research for many years and then in a Home Health Agency where I worked with client charts and every scrap of paper had to be kept.

So I keep everything. My zipped files get saved to my EHD and as my collection grows (and it certainly is growing), I move older collections to the EHD. Now I have to get a Terabyte EHD, as I'm running out of space on my 698GB EHD.

The full sheets I keep in a file labeled 'samples', but I never use them.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:31 PM

I have sometimes deleted the .pngs if there is a .psd layered file (eg. many embellishment templates have these, for those who don't know what we're talking about). I have never deleted the full sheets of .pngs. In fact for alpha, I very rarely if ever use the individual .pngs...always the full sheet. Much faster for me. I use the marquee tool to quickly select the one I need, press and hold Control to temporarily get the move tool, drag to my layout, and repeat with the marquee tool on the next letter I need. Very very cool trick:)



News to me! Thanks! I'm adding this to my "cool stuff to know" document. :D

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:57 AM

Becky, I like your idea for a "Cool Stuff to Know" document!


I have sometimes deleted the .pngs if there is a .psd layered file (eg. many embellishment templates have these, for those who don't know what we're talking about). I have never deleted the full sheets of .pngs. In fact for alpha, I very rarely if ever use the individual .pngs...always the full sheet. Much faster for me. I use the marquee tool to quickly select the one I need, press and hold Control to temporarily get the move tool, drag to my layout, and repeat with the marquee tool on the next letter I need. Very very cool trick:)



News to me! Thanks! I'm adding this to my "cool stuff to know" document. :D


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:06 PM

Great question! -- I keep and use individual PNG files for my Alphas -- and rarely use the full sheet -- but am going to go try Cheri T.'s cool trick!

I open up my Alpha Individual sheet and simply hold down Control and click on the all the letters I need -- then click Open -- and they all pop open for me to use in PS. I do however, have to use the Move Tool to transfer each one over to doc itself.
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:25 PM

Becky, I like your idea for a "Cool Stuff to Know" document!


I had to make one, it's the only way I can find tips. I always forget where I read something!

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:48 PM

I'm glad you like my alpha tip:) It sure opened my eyes and made it less "painful" to use alphas, lol.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:01 PM

I do what Cheri does with the Alpha sheets. It is quicker to copy and paste than to open each individual file. I keep the sheets of embellies too although I don't often use them in that way. I often use the .pngs of brushes rather than the brushes themselves.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:02 PM

I think it is personal preference, I agree that with some layered files (psd) I get rid of the png files, but mostly I keep it all !

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:20 PM

I keep my files on an EHD - the psd files with my regular supplies and the pngs in a separate file. If there is no psd file, I create one.

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