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File Formats Explained: Everything You Need to Know

with Jason Hoppe

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    01:43
  •   08 Save Files for Print

    11:35

Class duration: 2h 27m

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About The Class

PNG, JPG, EPS, what does it all mean?

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! 

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    01:43
  2. 02

    History of File Formats

    14:12
  3. 03

    History of Web Formats

    10:36
  4. 04

    Options to Save Files for Web

    05:00
  5. 05

    Save Files as JPEG

    13:19
  6. 06

    Save Files as GIF or PNG

    18:06
  7. 07

    Options for Scalable Vector Graphics

    09:35
  8. 08

    Save Files for Print

    11:35
  9. 09

    Save Files as EPS

    06:43
  10. 10

    Export File Types in Illustrator

    19:03
  11. 11

    Edit File Types in Illustrator

    03:16
  12. 12

    Save Files as SVG

    09:52
  13. 13

    Import File Types into InDesign

    12:11
  14. 14

    Q & A

    12:20

Meet Your Expert

Jason Hoppe

An Adobe® Certified Expert and Adobe® Certified Instructor, Jason Hoppe has accrued more than 17 years’ experience in high-end production training, photo retouching, color correction, and creative workflow management. In fact, Jason has been performing high-end electronic production since the ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • E Ahn

    January 2018

    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.

  • Khadijah Abdul-Nabi

    Khadijah Abdul-Nabi

    August 2017

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

  • Velts

    Velts

    March 2018

    Surprisingly useful! I have experience with all mentioned applications, yet still got a lot of good info from the course

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