If you’re anything like me, you’ve had that “uh oh” moment when you realize that your title is misspelled only seconds after flattening your layout. If you are lucky, you catch it that quick, and you can use the handy dandy History menu to revert back and fix the mistake. What happens if you’re not that lucky though? I’ve not noticed errors until months after, when browsing my photos in a gallery. I’ve found things I left off only after I have saved and shut down Photoshop. It’s a sinking feeling in your stomach….that thought that you want to fix it, but there’s absolutely NO WAY for you to do so. If you’ve ever been there, you know the panic that I am talking about.
After having that happen to me a number of times, I started putting together a list of things that I would personally check before flattening my layout for saving. The list has saved me on a number of occasions. If you’ve had this problem before, you are probably wondering what I have on this checklist, what things do I check for before I flatten my layout. Wonder no more, after using this list for months on my own, I decided to create a handy printable checklist that you to can check before you flatten your layout. It’s available for you to download for FREE!
This list is made up of the 9 most common mistakes I have made in the past when flattening a layout. Yours may be different, but these 9 things I check before I flatten my layouts will be a good starting point to make sure you never find yourself in that “uh oh” position again.
What would you add to the list? What would be your #10 Thing to Check? Let’s share in the comments below!