- Aug 18, 2006
- Optimizing Photoshop
- Setting General Preferences
- Modifying File Handling Preferences
- Working with Display & Cursors Preferences
- Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences
- Working with Units & Rulers
- Working with Guides, Grid & Slices
- Selecting Plug-Ins & 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
Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager
The Preset Manager gives you one place to manage brushes, swatches, gradients, styles, patterns, contours, custom shapes, and preset tools. The Preset Manager can be used to change the current set of preset items and create new libraries of customized sets. Once a library is loaded in the Preset Manager, you can access the library's items in all locations the preset is available. Changes made in the Preset Manager are global, and are applied every time you open Photoshop. When you save a new preset, the name appears in the dialog box for the specific option you selected.
Create a New Preset
- Click the Edit menu, and then click Preset Manager.
- Click the Preset Type list arrow, and then select the options.
- Click the Options list arrow, and then select from the available presets to add them to the current item list.
- To remove any items in a new preset, click a thumbnail, and then click Delete.
- To reorganize their order, click and drag the thumbnails to new positions within the view window.
- To change a preset name, click a thumbnail, click Rename, change the name, and then click OK.
- Click a thumbnail, and then click Save Set.
- Enter a new set name, and then select a location to store the set.
- Click Save, and then click Done.