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Adobe Photoshop (PSD)

The Adobe Photoshop (PSD) file format is the native bitmap file format for Adobe Photoshop.


To import an Adobe Photoshop file

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Click File Photo Paint onestep Adobe Photoshop (PSD) Import.
The File Photo Paint onestep Adobe Photoshop (PSD) Import command lets you place the file as an object in the active image. If you want to open a PSD file as an image, click File Photo Paint onestep Adobe Photoshop (PSD) Open.
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Locate the folder in which the file is stored.
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Do one of the following:
(Windows Vista) Choose PSD – Adobe Photoshop (*.psd; *.pdd) from the list box next to the File name box.
(Windows XP) Choose PSD – Adobe Photoshop from the Files of type list box.
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Click the filename.
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Click Import.
6.
 
Click the image window.

You can also
Resample a graphic while importing
Crop a graphic while importing
For more information, see “To crop an image while importing.”


To export an Adobe Photoshop file

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Click File Photo Paint onestep Adobe Photoshop (PSD) Export.
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Locate the folder in which you want to save the file.
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Choose PSD – Adobe Photoshop from the Save as type list box.
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Type a filename in the File name list box.
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Click Export.

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You can preserve Corel PHOTO-PAINT objects as layers in the PSD file format.

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If you are exporting a 16-bit grayscale or 48-bit RGB file for use in Adobe Photoshop versions CS and earlier, choose Uncompressed from the Compression type list box. Adobe Photoshop versions CS and earlier do not support compressed 16-bit grayscale and 48-bit RGB files.

Adobe Photoshop (PSD) technical notes

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Importing a PSD file
 
Text is imported as a text object, so it remains editable.
 
Monotone, grayscale, duotone, 48-bit RGB, and up to 32-bit CMYK images are supported.
 
Some layer effects cannot be imported. (Gradient map adjustment layer is imported without Noise, Opacity stops, and Dither.)
 
Imported layers using the Darken Color and Lighten Color blend modes map to the If Darker and If Lighter merge modes, respectively. For more information about working with merge modes in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, see “Understanding merge modes.”
 
Smart Filter effects are imported as a base object stacked with separate filter effects.
 
The Black-and-white adjustment layer maps to the Black-and-white lens.
 
The Channel Mixer adjustment layer maps to the Channel Mixer lens.
 
The Gradient Map adjustment layer maps to the Gradient Map lens; however, opacity stops, dithering, and noise adjustments are not supported.
 
The Photo Filter adjustment layer maps to the Photo Filter lens.
 
Spot color channels are preserved. Alpha channels with spot color channels applied to them are not supported.


Exporting a PSD file
 
Text is exported as a text object, so it remains editable.
 
This format supports 1-bit black and white, duotone, 16-bit grayscale, 48-bit RGB, and up to 32-bit CMYK color images.
 
Objects are supported.
 
Spot color channel information is preserved in the exported file.
 
32-bit floating point color channels are mapped to 16-bit channels, which cannot be exported as 32-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) images.
 
Smart Filter effects are not retained when imported and are not replaced when exported.

Adobe Photoshop (PSD)