PNG stands for Portable Network Graphic. You don’t really need to know this, but non-the-less, you will sound really intelligent when you tell people.
Here’s what you want to know about the .png format:
- The transparent background has no limits!
- PNG images have a loss-less compression.
- The PNG format also supports 24-bit color like the JPEG format. A PNG image may include over 16 million colors. Keep in mind a GIF is also transparent, however, mostly used for animated graphics. GIF images only include a maximum of 256 colors.
Very basic steps to using .png files in Photoshop:
Open the image, or layout you would like to use.
Photoshop is all about layers, make sure your layers panel is open.
Layer > New > Layer
Here we are adding a #thisweek hashtag/wordart to the top of Tyler’s photo. Grab a free downloadable hashtag set here.
This photo card is a.png too! Add your image, adjust, and walla! Done!
As always, let us know if you have any questions!