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Chapter 3. THE ESSENTIAL SELECT MENU > MOVING CHANNELS AND SELECTIONS

MOVING CHANNELS AND SELECTIONS

If you're tormented watching the progress bar crawl across your monitor, you can offload alpha channels to reduce file size and speed up your work. For example, a few years ago I was working on a high- resolution imaging project and just did not have enough RAM to work efficiently. So I separated the alpha channels from the image document and then loaded the selections only when I needed them. This reduced my working file size and I was able to get the job done.

To save alpha channels into separate documents, use the following steps:


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