How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop
Hi there. This video is about layer comps. What are they? They're ways of saving an option A and option B. Of a layout all within the same psD So I mean one PSD I can click option A, option B. And what it does is it turns on and off layers, moves them around to whatever I had saved in the two different layer comps. I can export these as jpeg is at the end and it's just an alternative to having to P S D. S an option A and option B. You can have it within the PSD. Alright, let's go and learn how to do it to get started. Go to your 11 layers folder and open up layer comps. Let's open up the lake, calms window, window and layer comps. So for two versions, I like this version. This is one that I want to say present to my client but I want another version. An option A or option B. So first thing is let's create a new comp. This one is going to be option option I'm gonna have all of these ticked on. It just means visibility means the eyeball on and off. It's going to remember that which layer...
s are going to be turned on and which ones are going to be turned off where those layers up here. Okay. The position of them and the appearance. So if it has a drop shadow or not, I want all of those on click OK. This option A. Cool. So it's going to remember that. So what I need to do now is I want to make an option B. So I've got this quotation I've got the speech bubble. I'm gonna duplicate pug life command. J I'm going to have it above. I'm going to make it smaller so it fits inside of here. Turn and I want to turn that layer off so I just made some adjustments. It could be anything. Now I want to hit this new layer comp This is going to be option B. Okay, so now what I can do is I can say, hey people that are looking at this option, here's my option A and option B. It's the same Photoshop file but I can rearrange reorder turn on and off layers to kind of show a couple of different options. Might be cover options, that might be logo layout options and it's just an alternative to having to psd sitting on your hard drive in all honesty. I'd probably have layer comps A and B and not use layer comps but that's my personal preference. I want to show you because we're advanced people you might love this. You might be working somewhere where this actually makes a lot of sense to take it a little bit further. Let's say that option B is fine but this needs to be just a little bit smaller. I'm just going to shrink it down a bit and okay you go there. This needs to be a bit smaller as well and moved up so you make some adjustments. What you can do now is you can click on this option here, this little like refresh button that says updated. So now when I go to option a in Ocean Beach or just click through these arrows, if you've got a few different versions, you can toggle through them all, it's updated even more. You can export these layer comps to their own files. So you can go to file, go to export. You can decide whether export layer comps to files is going to give you a bunch of Jpeg or PNG s. And this one here is obviously going to be a pdf. Either either. Okay, I'm going to put mine on to my desktop. I'm gonna create one called Yeah, mm hmm, export had opened what I want. I would like the comps to BJ pigs, please. And yeah, that's fine. Kick back. Run. Thank you. GOP. And there's my lacombe's export and there's the two J pigs. The same thing works for pdf gets in that same little bit file export layer comps to pdf that my friends is layer comps on to the next video