Reduce Adobe Photoshop PSD Files Size by 75% Without Deleting Anything

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Reduce Adobe Photoshop PSD Files By 75%Adobe Photoshop is one of the best designing software out there, so many people use Adobe Photoshop that now even the clients demand for the PSD files sometimes. But sending PSD files in emails, ohh man I wish PSD files were smaller in size. Today I will tell you how you can reduce Adobe Photoshop PSD Files Size to mail to your client or just to simply put in your computer.Reduce Adobe Photoshop PSD Files Size by 75%

How to Reduce Adobe Photoshop PSD Files Size by 75%

The first thing you need to check for is that if your PSD files have any extra layers? There are sometimes hidden layers which are of no use, delete them. Keep only those layers which are making the design possible. 

Next when you have got all the layers after deleting junk layers, make every layer hidden or you can simply put everything in a group and make it hidden and save the file. Doing this would have reduced the size of the PSD file by 30%

For the extra 45% reduction of the file size, compress the file with Win RAR or any other file compressor and then see the magic.

You can now send the PSD file as a mail attachment or upload anywhere easily. It is small in size with all the layers and everything. 

Designing Splash Screen for Windows Phone Application [Guidelines and Checklist]

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After the collaboration of Microsoft and Nokia, Nokia Lumia Windows 8 phones are really in popular demand and so are the Windows 8 apps. There is an very large increase in Windows 8 app developers who are developing Windows 8 apps regularly. In this tutorial we will learn "How to design Splash Screen for Windows Phone Application"

Windows have certain Guidelines and Checklist which should be considered while designing the splash screen for Windows 8 application otherwise your application can be rejected by the Windows 8 app Store moderators.

How to Design Splash Screen For Windows Phone Application

  • Windows 8 phone application splash screen size 
  • Your splash screen consist of an image and a background both of which you can customize. When you are designing your splash screen it should contain an Background and an image on top of it. The background should be a solid background not any textured background. The image on top of the background should be only the logo of the Windows 8 phone application.
BAD SPLASH SCREEN
GOOD SPLASH SCREEN











  • Create an extended splash screen so that you can complete additional tasks before showing your app's landing page. 
An extended splash screen is an optional screen that follows after the normal splash screen. You can use it to show a login form, or to show a loader while your application is initializing. Although the splash screen and extended splash screen should share the same design/layout to avoid abrupt transitions, an extended splash screen is not constrained to the same rules above.
Do use a loader icon as part of your
Extended Splash Screen
You can't add loading icon on your splash screen.











  • Don't use the splash screen or your extended splash screen to display advertisements.
  • Don't add Login Form as part of your Splash Screen. Don't ask for login details on the splash screen instead of that create an extended splash screen for Login Form.
No Login Form on Splash Screen
Login Form On Extended Splash Screen











  • Don't put any kind of website URL on your Splash Screen.
  • Don't put any kind of Version data like version 1.1 or 1.4 anything on the splash screen.
  • Don't include any text if it is not the part of you logo. 

Designing Splash Screen For Windows Phone Application

Windows Store will not accept your application if your Windows 8 Phone Application is not designed as per the above points. To be short and simple for the splash screen just create a solid color background with no texture and put your simple logo on it. No text, no logins, no loading nothing, only your logo. If you want to add those other stuff like Login Screen and loading icon try the extended splash screen concept.

I have designed many Windows 8 Phone Applications and 2 of them were specially mentioned by Microsoft on their Facebook page for the Splash Screen.