The ability to work on *.PSD files imported directly from Photoshop* has been one of the most outstanding features since PostworkShop 1.1. This tutorial will explain how to do it and how save your final work in the *.PSD format so you can continue working on it in Photoshop if you desire.


_____How to load a Photoshop PSD file in PostworkShop

From the File menu, select Load Image and choose the *.PSD file from your computer. You may also simply drag and drop the *.PSD  file directly into the Compositing workspace from the computer folder.

There are three ways to load the *.PSD file into the Compositing workspace of PostworkShop:

  • You may load only the merged result from the *.PSD file: choose Flattened image (embedded).
  • You may load the flattened image (calculated) method.
  • You may separately load all the layers from the *.PSD file as different objects: choose Layers as objects.

_____Case 1: Load only the Flattened image. 

When the Flattened Image box is selected, the three layers of the original *.PSD file are merged into a unique Object with a unique default Layer. 

Apply as many styles as you wish, they will always affect all the images since the Object is considered to be unique.


_____Case 2: Load layers as objects.
Open the *.PSD  file with its layers as separated Objects. As many PostworkShop layers as you have Photoshop* Objects will appear.

The two photos and the text layers in PS are now 3 different Objects, each with its own Default Layer. These layers keep the name they were given in Photoshop so if you did not name them inside Photoshop*, they will have no names in PostworkShop.

Apply as many styles as you wish, just as you would any other PostworkShop layer, they will always affect only the selected Object. With styles applied to each Object, this is our result: