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File Formats Explained: Everything You Need to Know

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Class Introduction

Jason Hoppe

File Formats Explained: Everything You Need to Know

Jason Hoppe

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1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

So, what I want to start off with is just kind of a brief history of the digital world. And, I put together some infographics here on what has actually transpired over the last 25, 30 years, if some of you can remember that far back, I certainly do. So the first slide that I have here is just kind of an idea of where it all started back in the day when computers were new, we had software, and how you could actually more one file to another from one file from an application to another. Well, back in the eighties, back when I kind of joined the digital world, we had just a few basic programs out there. Photoshop, and you can see by the dates that we have here that this Photoshop, or Photoshop actually came out in 1988, so we celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of it, in fact, we here at Creative Live actually put together a great video that you can hunt down. But, when you had a Photoshop file, Photoshop itself had very limited compatibility with other applications. And, back in the ...

day we had multiple different software manufacturers, and none of the applications talked to each other. So, when we had Photoshop, we also had two different page layout applications, one of them was QuarkXpress, which came out in 1987, and I know some of you that are watching this are like oh my gosh has it been that long, yes it has. My how time flies.

Class Description

The number of different types of files can be confusing. In this beginner-friendly class, you’ll learn the difference between each file format, and when they are appropriate to use. Jason Hoppe is an Adobe Certified instructor, and in this class he’ll cover:

  • Definitions of all the different types of files 
  • When to use what type of file, with examples of use cases 
  • Exporting files to the right format 
  • Best practices for working with file formats
For anyone confused about how to save a file, and when to use what type of file, this class is for you! 

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

File Formats Explained

File Format Compatibility

Bonus Materials with RSVP

File Format Shortcuts

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E Ahn

His makes it very easy to understand with clear, articulate, systematic approach. Great voice and effective delivery. I tried to understand this subject many times and it has never been clear until I heard this lecture.

Rebecca Chapman

I love Jason's style and approachability! I love how he explains things and starts right from the beginning. Highly recommend.

Khadijah Abdul-Nabi

Amazing amount of industry relevant and practical information! Great delivery.