When you're sharing PSD files with a client or preparing them for sale on a site like Creative Market, file size matters. Saving megabytes wherever possible helps you save time on the upload and the person on the other end save time on the download, so it's a critical step. But how do you go about it? Today, we'll go over all the best tricks for quickly reducing your Photoshop file sizes.
Before you do any of these, save your work and duplicate it. Do not do these to the original document as they can reduce your editing capabilities.
1. Put a Solid Color Layer on Top
This is the craziest and most highly effective trick I've come across, and I found it entirely by accident. I recently downloaded a pack of large PSDs only to find that when I looked at them in Finder, they appeared to be blank. However, when I opened them up in Photoshop, all the promised layers were present, there was simply a solid white layer on top. Why on Earth would someone do this?