What is PSD File Format?
PSD is an abbreviation of ‘PhotoShop Document’. Adobe PhotoShop files are stored with a ‘.PSD’ extension. It is a layered image file, a ‘proprietary’ file that allow users to work on image’s individual layers.
On the completion of the designing of an image, PhotoShop facilitates the designer with an option to flatten the layers to form one piece, and allows them to save the flattened image with extensions like .JPG, .GIF, .TIFF or other non-proprietary file formats. This means that the file becomes liable for sharing.
Once a PSD image has been flatten by conversion, it cannot be reverted to PSD and the user can no longer work with the image’s layers. Hence it is advised that always remember to keep the .PSD file safe and avoid overwriting it.
Conversion from PSD to WordPress Bootstrapping:
1.Scan the PSD for better insights about what is expected out of it, when it goes live on web.
2.Slicing of the .PSD file:
‘Slicing’ means to cut and divide a single layered image file into separated design elements which form the entire design of the layered image.Usually, most web and graphic designers prefer to use Adobe PhotoShop for slicing.
3.Download and Bootstrap the image to form a theme:
Here you will get the theme that you were looking for: http://getbootstrap.com, upload the stuff and then wait for it to get downloaded. After downloaded the stuff, extract the zip file in a folder. Here are your three three folders – css, fonts and js – inside it. Note that one of the essential use of this framework is that it creates responsive web design.
4.Create Index.html and Style.css Files:
You need to create ‘index.html’ and ‘style.css’. You have to code the sliced images into html or xhtml format and have to cascade the designs into CSS framework. For that you either need to have knowledge about html and css, or you need a professional web designer to get it done for you.
5.Breaking the html file:
Make the html files according to the theme of your WordPress theme. Now, for your PSD file you have the index.html file which you have to break into multiple php files according to WordPress themes file structure. You will be able to change the static index.html file to a dynamic WP subject theme, yet in addition have the capacity to include different highlights and capacities related with WP to it.
To encourage better coding and classification, a template is segregated into different sections. And the coding part of those sections is represented by the PHP extension files such as header.php, footer.php, index.php, sidebar.php, search.php and so on. Nonetheless, you just require index.php and style.css files to make a fully functional WordPress theme.
6.Add WP Tags for better visibility.