You have not provided any system info, version info, details about your procedures and so on, so pardon me, this is useless. you have to explain properly and describe in detail what you actually did and plus provide all the technical stuff.
I too am experiencing a similar problem. I have recently downloaded the trial version of Photoshop CC 2014 onto my Mac. As I was in the midst of finalizing my work on an image, the program had shut down, informing me that my trail version had expired. I attempted to open the .psd file through Photo Viewer (Mac) and decided to resize the image (shrink) for better clarity. After closing the Photo Viewer, I soon realized that it had saved the resize *&#@%(*&!!. Now when I open the .psd file on another cpu, I don't have any of my layers!
I attempted to open the .psd file through Photo Viewer (Mac) and decided to resize the image (shrink) for better clarity. After closing the Photo Viewer, I soon realized that it had saved the resize *&#@%(*&!!. Now when I open the .psd file on another cpu, I don't have any of my layers!
Well, yes, you opened a layered psd file in Photo Viewer which only supports flattened files. When you saved it over your original, it removed all the layers.
Next time duplicate the file first, and then open it in Photo Viewer.
Thanks Herbert2001, yeah well I wish I had known it was going to save the change after closing it. It didn't even ask me to save! So would it be safe to say that the layers are unrecoverable at this point? If so, that's 2 weeks of work down the drain for a project due this past weekend .....MOTHER F^@&ER!!!!
Perhaps not: what application exactly did you use to open and change the size?
I used the default Viewer program on my mac. I don't have my mac on me right now, but I'm pretty sure..
Apple changed the save behaviour several times in the past few versions of MacOsX - there is a good article about this:
The trouble is, you should (I know, not much of a help to you at this point) always create backups AND work with versions. So save many versions (x1, x1a, x2, x2a, etc), because when you work within one master file you run the risk of these type of accidents and there is always a tiny change your file becomes corrupt for some external reason. You never know. Disk space is cheap, losing your work is often a real hassle, and can become very problematic when dealing with clients.
So, save many versions, and make backups of your work. And never NEVER open your original files in any other software - always use a duplicate. You never know what that software might do to your files.
Anyway, have you tried searching for the file name on your mac? Maybe, just maybe there is a duplicate lying around somewhere with the layers intact.