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8 8 G R A P H I C S P R O • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M B U S I N E S S S T R A T E G I E S Snapshots Instead of adding excessive history states, it's advisable to make a snapshot of the image at key intervals in the edit- ing process. With the current document active, click on the snapshot icon (it looks like a camera) at the bottom of the Layers panel. e snapshot is saved in a list at the top of the panel. If you reach a state in the editing process and are dissatisfied with what you've done, click on a snapshot to revert back and continue editing from that point on. You can collect multiple snap- shots of key points in the workflow or even multiple versions of the image. (Fig. 6). Another way to save a snapshot is to click the History panel menu and choose New Snapshot. e dialog box that appears enables you to name the snapshot and determine which combination of layers the snapshot will be made from. Here are the choices: • Full Document makes a snapshot of all the visible layers and the Background. • Merged Layers makes a snapshot of all the layers and merges them into one layer. • Current Layer makes a snapshot of the currently targeted layer. Documents Any history state or snapshot can be saved as a document. Select the desired snapshot or state in the History panel and click the new document icon. e image appears as a new document with a snap- shot and new history. Don't forget to save the new document. History options Change the behavior of the document's history by choosing options in the History Options dialog box. In the History panel menu, choose History Options to view or change these settings. Here is what the Fig. 6. Collect multiple snapshots of key points in the workflow Fig. 7. Choose History Options to view or change settings.

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