Megan Dunagan • Artist
bright & feminine illustrations

Tutorials | Megan Dunagan

Learn about surface pattern design and learn to use the Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to make patterns and finish your illustrations.

Using Photoshop to Create Multiple Options with Layer Comps & History Snapshots

 
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I think by now you know I'm ALL ABOUT the obscure tutorials.  You can find information for the common stuff anywhere, but I find it super rewarding to teach actual (more or less) "secrets" about Photoshop that are über time-saving and/or a fun thing to know.

In this one you'll learn to save multiple options for a design...without duplicating your design in another group or an additional document.  I'll show you two ways to do this using Layer Comps and History Snapshots.

This will be great for doing client work if you need to show many options or if you aren't sure if this motif looks good "here or here". 

Watch below in 1080p (and m-m-maximize that screen!):

Should also mention that one 'negative' about History Snapshots is that they are only active as long as you don't close the document. Once the document is closed, the history is cleared.  If you use Layer Comps, the options stay with the document even after closing.