If you are open a flat file type like Jpeg, Png etc. Add layers if you use Scarves Ctrl_S Photoshop will switch to Save As. You can save a jpeg from Save as. Photoshop will save a Jpeg for you it will be a flat composite of the open document and the document in Photoshop will still have the layers you added. If you use Ctrl+S again it will switch to Save As again and by default want to save a PSD layered file.
A new document that has not been saved has no backing file so Ctrl+S Photoshop would not know what type of image file you want to save or where to save it so Photoshop would have to switch to Save As. So you can provide the information.
I'm sorry, I do not understand this response. Are you saying that photoshop essentially doesn't know what type of file I want to save? This doesn't make sense to me... I have a psd document open, so when I save, shouldn't it just save over that same document? This is how it seems to have worked in all the previous versions of photoshop I've used.
Re: flat file types such as jpeg and png, for this specific document I am simply creating a pattern for use in other documents, so I don't foresee ever needing to save this as anything other than a psd. Shouldn't I be able to just save my work as I go along?
Thanks in advance for the clarification!
I'm sorry, I do not understand this response. Are you saying that photoshop essentially doesn't know what type of file I want to save? This doesn't make sense to me...
If you open a new document you did not open a file. In fiact there is no file backing the new document so if you use save Photoshop has no Idea where you wnat toe save you net document as an image file. It will switch to saves ans and default to some filet type with your dicument name. However Photoshop need you to set where this file should be written.
I have a psd document open
If you opened a PSD file in to Photoshop as a Document Photoshop knows the files backing the open document. If you use Save Photoshop will save ovet the backing PSD file. However If you Opened a Flat file like Jpeg, PNG, and you add some layers and use save Photoshop could flatten and save ovet the backing file but you would loose your layers. So instaed of doing that Photoshop will switch to save as you can the save a Jpeg or take Photoshop PSD suggestion and save a layer PSD document. If you do Photoshop will save the PSD and swicch the document in Photoshop the from jpeg, png etc to PSD that has the new PSD as its backing file. If you save as Jped the Dociment in photoshop will stil have layers but the Jpeg file saved will not have layers for Jpeg does not support layers.