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joiaco says

I just uploaded my first brave attempt at a flyer & poster PSD . Zipped it was 311MB and it took just over 6 hours to upload from here!! (A holiday town at the bottom of Africa.) Any tips on how to ‘vacuum pack’ a file as if it is in a black hole??

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dekurvajo says

Cheers Joiaco, i just finished my “first” flyer/poster today LOL … Let see is mine biger than yours? (...) 319.3 MB on disk (319,243,946 bytes) unzipped. But the backgroud is in smartobject which is huge… i will burn it together so i think it will be less.

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deiby says

I would optimize the psd if possible. Crop or remove things that go outside the canvas but serve no purpose. Things like excessively large backgrounds/textures/images/graphics. Even one layer can grow your filesize considerably. Next would simply be merging or rasterizing layers but that might not always be desirable.

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joiaco says

I would optimize the psd if possible. Crop or remove things that go outside the canvas but serve no purpose. Things like excessively large backgrounds/textures/images/graphics. Even one layer can grow your filesize considerably. Next would simply be merging or rasterizing layers but that might not always be desirable.

Thanks deiby, and dekurvajo; cropping is something i will have to pay more attention to… it is so easy to forget how much is outside the actual visible canvas, especially on an imported texture background layer. I do merge as much as possible, but i think smart objects increase size as well as editability.

Well, after reading dekurvajo’s comment here, perhaps my item was average as there was a poster PLUS a flyer in the file, both of them 80% smart objects.

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