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How can I export an image with layers intact?

Which export file types support layers?While ArtRage's PTG format fully supports layers, the only file type that will also support layers when exported is PSD (Photoshop). All other file types will flatten the painting down to a single layer when exported.
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How to view ArtRage file previews / thumbnails with Steam

I can't preview the thumbnails for my files with my Steam installation of ArtRage? Because ArtRage uses a unique file format, normal operating systems cannot display the thumbnail image when browsing the files in folders. Normally, there is a special thumbnail viewing program installed as part of ArtRage, but it isn't possible to include this with Steam installations for Windows operating systems.Instead, you can download the free demo and take advantage of the thumbnail viewer that is installed along with it.
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How to recover a damaged ArtRage painting

How can I rescue a PTG painting that won't open in ArtRage?If you receive an error message and are unable to open a PTG file, then it probably means that your ArtRage painting was were corrupted at some point. Damaged PTG files usually result from interrupted saves (for example, if the computer shuts down or ArtRage crashes). We will do our best to help troubleshoot the source of ArtRage errors, but usually cannot fix corrupted or partial files.However, if you can ...
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What Does PTG Stand For?

What is the PTG Extension?ArtRage paintings all use a unique, proprietary, file type, the .PTG extension. The file type can only be opened by ArtRage and can be used across all the different editions (including the free demos and iOS versions).The reason we use a special file type is because ArtRage needs a way to preserve all the unique traditional painting aspects of the program, such as paint thickness, canvas texture, realistic colour mixing, lighting and how the different media should ...
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How to export / upload painting files?

Why can't I upload painting files to the internet or open it in other programs? If you wish to upload an ArtRage painting to Facebook, DeviantART, Flickr, or any other website, or open it with other programs like Photoshop, Gimp or MSPaint, then you need to export your painting. ArtRage uses the proprietary PTG format. This cannot be read by any other program. To create a JPEG, PSD, BMP, TIFF, GIF or PNG file, you need to go to:File > Export As ...
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