- Optimizing Photoshop
- Setting General Preferences
- Modifying File Handling Preferences
- Working with Interface Preferences
- Working with Cursors Preferences
- Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences
- Working with Units & Rulers
- Working with Guides, Grid & Slices
- Selecting Plug-Ins
- Selecting Scratch Disks
- Allocating Memory & Image Cache
- Working with Type
- Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager
- Customizing the Workspace
- Defining Shortcut Keys
- Creating a Customized User Interface
- Using Drawing Tablets
Customizing the Workspace
The Photoshop workspace consists of a document surrounded by an Application frame (Mac only), Application bar, Options bar, toolbox, and over 20 floating panels, including new 3D, Adjustments, Masks, and Notes panels (New!). Depending on how you work, your workspace may reflect any combination of the above. For example, when you work with text, you would need the Character and Paragraph panels, but you might not need the Styles or Histogram panel. To work efficiently, each job requires a specific organization of the workspace. Rather than making you redesign your workspace every time you begin a new project, Photoshop gives you ways to create and save your own customized workspaces.
Create a Customized Workspace
- Arrange the panels into a specific working order.
- Click the Window menu, point to Workspace, and then click Save Workspace.
- Type a name for the workspace.
- Select check boxes to save Panel Locations, Keyboard Shortcuts, or Menus.
- Click Save.
Delete a Customized Workspace
- Click the window menu, point to Workspace, and then click Delete Workspace.
- Click the Workspace list arrow, and then click the workspace you want to delete, or click All.
- Click Delete, and then click Yes to confirm the deletion.