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Post#1 by gnerd » 21 Jul 2017, 03:56


Pretty sure I should know how to save, until a friend pointed out, I believe it was xcf save? I've just been exporting my finished work to my photos, but I lose all the steps I put in. Do I simply export as normal but add the xcf to the end. I was also wondering about the default dynamics but I saw a response to that question so it's clearer now!! I know this is probably a beginners question but i'm self taught so I get experience by trying a little of everything and no way to remember what I did. Memory starts to suck the older you get :)
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Post#2 by Issabella » 21 Jul 2017, 07:20


gnerd, I tell you what I do since very start when a job. As soon as I open the canvas background or image, I go File - Save as (where you save your file .xcf) Then you only have to go to File - Save from time to time when your process of your job is going on.
I hope to have made myself understood. :)
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Post#3 by gnerd » 21 Jul 2017, 16:21


Issabella wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 07:20
gnerd, I tell you what I do since very start when a job. As soon as I open the canvas background or image, I go File - Save as (where you save your file .xcf) Then you only have to go to File - Save from time to time when your process of your job is going on.
I hope to have made myself understood. :)
Thank you Issabella, that makes perfect sense, I will try this on my next project!! :thumbsup:
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Post#4 by oldmangrumpy » 21 Jul 2017, 20:27


Gnerd - from my own experience I can only emphasise what Issabella has said - firstly always save your XCF files, they are a great reference source.

I will also add a second 'rule' I have learned - rename your key layers in a meaningful way, for example with the settings used for a particular function - especially it helps when you cannot remember how you achieved an effect ( and of course with old age that happens a lot) :lol:
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Post#5 by gnerd » 21 Jul 2017, 20:57


oldmangrumpy wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 20:27
Gnerd - from my own experience I can only emphasise what Issabella has said - firstly always save your XCF files, they are a great reference source.

I will also add a second 'rule' I have learned - rename your key layers in a meaningful way, for example with the settings used for a particular function - especially it helps when you cannot remember how you achieved an effect ( and of course with old age that happens a lot) :lol:
Thank you OMG memory is the first to go :lol: I'm getting there, I think I understand now, thank you all so much for all the helpful advice!! By the way OMG after doing your Savannah lion tutorial (which was amazing) I think I shall have a go at the giraffe as well thank you again for the wonderful tutorials!
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