Ok. Maybe you need to reset your preferences. After we save your file as you need it, we will quit the application and reset those preferences. But first things first.
Making a new file out of the one you have:
- Go to Window>History. This will bring up your History panel.
- Choose the icon that creates a new document from the current state.(You will find this at the bottom left of your history panel.) This will give you the new document based on the last state of history. The name of the new document will be the last state in history, but you can rename it when you save the file for the first time.
- Flatten your file as needed and save. (I usually use this option to create new documents with different alternatives for my layers. In your cases we are using this option to save your file flattened until we can reset your preferences.)
Reseting your preferences:
- Quit Photoshop.
- Restart Photoshop and hold down CTR-ALT-SHIFT (PC) or CMD-OPT-SHIFT (MAC). (You need to hold the modifiers after you restart and not when you are starting it. You also need to do it quickly after it starts and not wait too long.)
- If you get this dialog box you can reset your Preferences. Choose YES
- If your Welcome screen has no recent documents then you have reset your Preferences. If it is not reset and you followed the steps above on the Apple computer, just restart your computer after you reset the preferences. (Apple like to cache preferences.)
If you shut down your application and system time-to-time then you should not have to reset your applications as much. Here is a document I created for class to show how to reset any application in Adobe:
Dropbox - Reset Applications.pdf (this may help for other applications too!)
Really appreciate your help. Unfortunately, that didn't seem to do the trick. Itll save fine, but if I flatten, or resize, it no longer will allow me to Save As until I close the whole program and open it back up.
The idea of using creates a new document from the current state form the history panel is to just save it in any format & flatten it if you want. It is a new file and an exact duplicate of the original but when you save it it will give you the option to save it as any format. You do not need to Save As, since it is an exact copy of your original file.
If you reset your application and restarted your system and you still do not have the save as, then I would suggest to uninstall Photoshop and then reinstall Photoshop. I am hoping the reseting of your application will fix the save as issue you are having.
Let me know if you can save the copy of the file in the format you wanted and more importantly if resetting your application enabled you to get control of your save as menu choice.
I apologize for being unclear. So creating a new document as you've outlined doesn't seem to be cutting the mustard. It doesn't let me save or save as. It just does nothing when it's clicked.
You are correct. I was not getting the save as to work was giving a new option with the save (File>Save) as a sort of a save as option. If using the save is not an option you want to use, then just try resetting your preferences and see if the save as works again. (Look above for the process to reset your application)