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What is a PSD file?

PSD stands for Photoshop Document, which is an image format that supports layers of graphics in a single file. It is mostly used for working with layers of graphics and saving the projects that can extend up to 2 gigabytes in file size. Widely used by graphics designers and multimedia producers as graphics templates, PSD format offers great enhancing features. Unlike other image formats, it can hold layers with masks, transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, clipping paths and duotone settings, which offers varied functionality. Although this format is native to Photoshop, it is equally applicable for editing with Corel Painter.

How to open PSD files

  1. Know the location of the PSD file you want to open.
  2. Launch Painter and select File> Open. Or from the home menu select “Open Document”.
  3. When the file explorer opens select the file(s) you wish to open and select Open.
  4. Edit the PSD file using Painters many digital painting features, brushes, and tools.
  5. Before closing be sure to name and save the file. File> Save As. Then name the file as desired.

Open PSD on Windows with Corel Painter

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7

Open PSD on Mac with Corel Painter

  • macOS 10.15
  • macOS 10.14
  • macOS 10.13
  • with the latest revision

Corel Painter opens PSD files and many more formats

We designed Painter to open a wide range of file formats, including all of the following.

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