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Artist File Type Export Guide by fox-orian Artist File Type Export Guide by fox-orian
EDIT: Oh nooooooooooooooo a DD. [Not to sound ungrateful, I mean it's a honorable gesture, and I understand how this tutorial is relevant to deviantart users,] but AUUUGH I HAVE WAAAY more important tutorials in my gallery that benefit the abilities of artists XD. How about Perspective & Composition Part 1 or 2? [link] / [link] ?
FFFFFFFffffffffffffffffffffffff -- I think I need to start adding a "DO NOT DD THIS" tag to some of my quickies like this because it's what seems to get featured lately XD Now I gotta wait another 2 or 3 months for another chance :(
Thanks for now, anyway.

IN THE MEANTIME please check out these:

ORIGINAL: The filetypes listed in this tutorial are intended for ARTISTS looking for the best method to export their work to the web, and beginners who want to know the best formats to use among the MANY that Photoshop supports. Thus, only a basic [and very necessary] 4 or 5 formats are discussed, instead of going over EVERY single type, which would possibly just confuse some readers more.

I wrote this tutorial based on my own observations of using photoshop for 10+ years, and exporting work during this entire time. I understand not everyone uses these file types, and you may want to be vocal about the format YOU like to use, but you can't deny that these types are worth talking about to a person who knows NOTHING about them. Better to be informed than not!

Supplemental image: [link]
A comprehensive layout of every JPG quality setting, and it's effects on a single image.

I see a lot of people save images as the wrong format, or with bad settings applied to them.
I'm here to help some of you who may have wondered what file formats you should be using understand which ones you SHOULD be using.
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Artist File Type Export Guide by `fox-orian -- Suggester's words: An amazing resource that everyone should check. ( Suggested by JesusFC and Featured by FantasyStock )
Autumns-Muse Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already knew most of this, having taken a graphic design course in high school, but some of it they did not teach. Very informative, and regardless of it being a "quickie", it is a DD well deserved :nod:
GreatMasterofChibis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. 
You are awesome. 
Truly Awesome. 
apiffyknee Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Very detailed and helpful, thanks!

I've been using Photoshop for a while now, but even now there's been a little confusion over what file types to use for what. I love how this tutorial explains everything!
haimokochan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! This is a great explanation of the different file types! :)
eriadnatearo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student
gracias !! aprendo más leyendo tus tutoriales que llendo a la escuela!!
Bishiro Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I finally found someone who can explain it to me xD
Lenivaya Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you, I feel much smarter now! :)
godeyes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
agamarlon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student
Wish I had found this sooner...
Animedraw12345 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was helpful I didn't know what even one of them was before I read this.
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