#89: Organizing a Photoshop Document

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If you are like me, you are both guilty of seriously unorganized Photoshop documents and appreciate well organized ones. The disorganization isn’t intentional, it’s just born of (if you’ll pardon the likely-inaccurate cliché) being in right-brained creative mode and caring about what you are looking at not the left-brained organizational stuff. Then it compounds itself as you go in and out of the file for days on end. If you are handing this file off to someone else, or are beginning the HTML/CSS conversion process, it’s a great idea to revisit the file with the specific intent of organizing it. We’ll cover good naming conventions, using folders, layer comps, and various other little tricks.