I'm busy creating a design for a website in photoshop. This photoshop is growing by the day and it contains the header, footer and of course al the content pages. Because of the many layers the file has gotten really heavy and it slows down my computer. Only to open the file it takes 4 minutes on my mac pro. I wanted to place each screen in a diferent psd file then I have the problem when I change the header I have to do the same in all files.
How do you guys organize your photoshop files and is there a way (smart objects?) to fix my problem.
Thanks in advance!
Imagine working for DIsney
(you'd need a farm of supercomputers to open the file)
You can use Photoshop to test the look of individual pages,
(or even to create printable/hirez versions of the important chapters)
but for site design/testing, use an HTML application
here's a partial list:
BBEdit (it doesn't suck ®, but it's not WYSIWYG)
Thanks for your reply but that not what I meant and perhaps my question is unclear. I'm still in the design stage so there is no need for HTML applications. The situation is as follows: the client and I have multiple meetings where small things constanly change. Now I have my entire GUI in one photoshop file containing all the screens the website contains wich makes the file really big and causes my computer to work slowly.
What I want is a way to split my huge file into several photoshop files but still have the flexibility to change a detail and it automaticly updates all instances. I already checked the option of smart objects but they don't have the option to update all smart objects used in serveral .psd files at once....
Hope somebody has an anwser.
the file has gotten really heavy and it slows down my computer
(but it's good that you're pondering now : )
[if you found my original answer pedantic, it was; sarcastic too, but correct anyway]