For the past couple of days, I have been working on an illustration in Photoshop. I've been very thorough in saving the file as I work. Today when I try to open the file, I keep getting the error message "Could not complete your request because it is not a valid Photoshop document."
I'm not sure what to do - I'm hoping the file isn't corrupted and there is some way to salvage it.
Could anyone please provide some guidance? I would truly appreciate it.
Here's a Google Drive link to the actual file: nakia.psd - Google Drive
Also, here's a copy of a file I made and it seemed to have shrunken the file size: nakia2.psd - Google Drive
Thank you in advance.
The first file is really damaged. I can't even get a composite file holding down the Shift + Option key on the Mac while double-clicking to open it.
The second one is simply a blank Layer 1.
Your best bet is a previous version that has been backed up by the OS. Windows has File History and OSX has Time Machine.
See this article. How to Restore Previous Versions of a File on Any Operating System
At worst, you will have to do it over, but this time have a backup plan. Attach an external drive and let File History or Time Machine hold hourly versions of your file.