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How to Open and Save Files in DesignScape
  • By Kia Lor
  • 04 Nov 2021
  • 6 Mins
  • Beginner
  • DesignScape

How to Open and Save Files in DesignScape

Learn how to open and save files in DesignScape, the photo editing software from Design Bundles.

Did you know that you can open and save/export a variety of file types in DesignScape? DesignScape is an editing software from Design Bundles that you can use instead of Photoshop/Illustrator at no extra cost if you're a Gold Plus Member. There's nothing to install as the program is all online, and you can import your fonts to use. If you're interested, there is a free 30-day trial of the Gold Plus Membership available for you today!

We used some cute woodland animal clipart to show you how to open and save files in this tutorial.

Open Files in DesignScape

You can open a variety of file types in DesignScape, such as:

  • .PSD (including Photoshop brushes, actions, text styles, patterns)
  • .AI
  • .JPG, .PNG, .EPS, .SVG, .DXF
  • .OTF or .TTF font files

There are two ways you can open a file. The first way is dragging and dropping from your computer into the DesignScape window, and the second way is using the Open command.

Method 1 - Drag and Drop

Step 1 - Open Folder Location with File

In Finder/Windows Explorer, open the folder containing the file.

Step 2 - Drag File Into DesignScape Window

Drag and drop the file into the DesignScape window. This will automatically load the action, file, font, etc.

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When there aren’t any previous windows open in DesignScape, dropping the file will create a new window.

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If you already have a project started, dragging and dropping will load the file into the current project window and create a new layer.

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Method 2 - Use Open Command

Step 1 - Open File by Clicking File Then Open

Click File in the top menu and then click Open.

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Step 2 - Locate and Open File

Locate the file on your computer, select the file, and click Open.

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If you already have a project open, the Open command will open the file in a new window.

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If you already have a project open and want to load/place a file into the current project window, use the Open & Place command. Go to File > Open & Place.

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This will load the file into the current project window and create a new layer.

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Save/Export Files in DesignScape

Save as a PSD

If you need to come back to the document and alter the layers, save the project as a PSD file to preserve the layers. You can do this by going to File > Save as PSD.

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Export a File

To export a file, click on File > Export as and choose your file type. Hover over More for even more file type options. If you do not need the layers, you can export the project as a PNG, JPG, PDF, etc.

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If your design needs to be a transparent PNG, you will need to turn off the Background layer first before exporting. Click the eye icon of the Background layer to hide the background. You can tell the background is transparent if it has a checkerboard pattern, as shown in the following image.How to Open and Save Files in DesignScape 8


We hope you found this tutorial helpful with opening and exporting/saving files in DesignScape. We also have a guide on how to start a new project in DesignScape if you would like to do that instead of opening an existing file.


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