Here we are going to explain the methods to repair old photos in Photoshop elements and to minimize the size of the Photoshop file:
- Choose the right file format:
To manage the size of the Photoshop file depends on the format you save the files on your system. Photoshop represents 3 formats of files:
- Large Document Format (PSB):
When the file is too large then we can make use of this Large Document format (PSB), when you want to be safe and need not to be worried about the file saving then this format is the best solution to make you on your system.
- Tagged Image File Format (TIFF):
This format is least efficient when the file size is smaller in size, but when the size of the file increases simultaneously the efficiency of the file increase. Zip layer compression uses of this Tagging Image File format which take less time to save the files. An RLE-compressed Tagged Image File Format saves the file faster than other.
- Photoshop Document (PSD):
PSD file appears to be worse than the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) as both saved in Lightroom. PSD appear to be enhanced job compressing to smaller image file.
- Merge Layers:
PSD which has more layer is larger than the PSD with 10 layers, merge layer is greatly reduces the ability to make change in life and destructive. Sometimes it is better to merge the layers before you are sharing the PSD file, usually we don’t like the person for whom we send the file need to be changed. Finally, merge and critical layer is the best way to reduce the size of the Photoshop file.
- Crop the oversized layers to document bound:
Even the graphic and color will be added to the size of the Photoshop file so that you need to delete those unwanted content in the Photoshop file then you can save the space or the reduce the size of the Photoshop file. To perform this, select command A to choose everything then go to image and select crop.
- Make use of adjustment layers:
This method is almost certainly most technical for everything but it will help you vastly, in case if you make you of duplicate content to put together the two photographs. When you duplicate the layer of the Photograph then you also duplicate the size of the photograph. As the Adjustment layer perform its work on the original layers so that you can reduce the size of the photograph and simultaneously reduces the space. Usually people duplicate the layer of the Photoshop file and then blend the screen, instead, you need to make use of the adjustment layer and modify the blend mode to the screen.
- Apply layer masks:
It is one of the complex tools that take many 1s and 0s; these are mainly the extra layer which hides the plain sight. To perform this, right click on the mask then select apply so that you will reduce the size.