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#1 GSA

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:52 PM

I just upgraded to PSE 15 from PSE 5...big learning curve. I got my first page scrapped and went to save the page as a PSD but I keep getting an error message that the file is over 2 go and can't save. I did use a template with a ton of layers and I suspect this is the issue from all my efforts to find an answer googling. Does anyone know how to resolve this issue? I saved it as a JPEG but of course would like to keep my PSD copy if I need to edit later.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:09 PM

I got an error like that many years ago. Problem was that my computer didn't have enough ram. Don't know if that could be your issue. Have you tried saving in tiff? That isn't as large as a PSD.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

wow, that's a huge file! i looked at some of my PSDs; the big ones are around 200 MB. are the photos you're using in raw format? if so, maybe start by saving the photos in jpg format? good luck! 


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:22 PM

Just wondering -- how large is the template before you started using to it. Just looked up the file I had trouble with, it is 323 MB.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:53 AM

Me too, I thought I had some huge Art Journaling layout files files and looked them up and they were 400 MB at most!
 

I'm trying to remember, just recently April shared a tip about "tricking" PSE into thinking a file you were saving was smaller.   If I recall correctly she put a white or blank (can't remember) page on the very top of your layers when saving.   It's maybe worth a try and I'll see if I can find what she said.

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Here's the tip April suggested:

 

"I suppose having fewer layers might make the saved file a little smaller, but if it is file size you're concerned about, putting a plain white layer as the top layer can trick Photoshop into saving a smaller file (hide it before you save it as a jpg and then turn it back on when you save the psd)."

 

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

I would definitely double check the image size. That is huge, even for a psd file.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:34 PM

It would probably take 4 entire scrapbook collection biggies to add up to 2GB.  I wonder if something else is going on here.  Do you have images moved off to the sides that you thought you might use, but didn't?  Is your canvas size bigger than 12x12 at 300 dpi?  Are there some layers you can merge or simplify? (especially ones where you painstakingly fixed flaws with many adjustment masks - no need to keep those separate layers).






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