Ok now that you have learned to Open a project and making a New project, let’s go on and learn “How to Save a project”. When you have made something on your canvas, now it is time to save it. It’s quite simple. Suppose we have started a project. Following picture shows the starting look of the canvas:
Now go ahead and grab a tool from “Tool Tab”. A Brush would help. So press “B” or click the tool with a brush icon on it in tools tab. Following picture shows where you can get that:
Now yours may not be the same, so make whatever you want. And now to Save it, so that we will be able to open it again some other time, Go to File Menu and click it. Following picture shows where it is:
Then a new menu will appear on your screen. Your screen would look like the following:
Look at the red box in above picture. That’s the Save option. You can also press ctrl+S on your keyboard if you don’t want to go to the File Menu. A new window will appear on your screen looking like the picture below:
Here follow the number 1,2 and 3. So first, name the project. As default setting, computer will suggest that you name it “untitled” but you can name it as you want. Then secondly, click on the list which is near “2” and tell the computer what format you want it to be saved in. By default .psd (pronounced as dot PSD) format is used. It is Photoshop Document format and can only be used within Adobe Photoshop software. You can choose which format you want the file to be saved in. There is .jpg .bmp .png and many more which you can use. Format has effect on picture quality. But I would suggest that first you save the project in .psd file so that you can open it again for editing and then save it again but in .jpg format so that you have some idea what it looks like. Thus you would have 2 types of same file, it is for your ease.
Now click “Save” button (i.e. with number “3”) and your file would be saved.
Same is for “Save as”.
I hope this simple tutorial helped you getting started with Photoshop. Please ask if you have any question about formats or any other stuff related to this tutorial. Tell your opinion about it in comment.