- Accessing Photoshop's Preferences Settings
- General Preferences
- File Handling Preferences
- Setting Display & Cursors Preferences
- Understanding How to Choose Transparency & Gamut Settings
- Setting Units & Rulers Preferences
- Checking Out the Guides, Grid & Slices Preferences
- Getting Some Control Over Screen Appearances of Elements!
- Optimizing Photoshop's Performance with the Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks and Memory & Image Cache Preferences Settings
- More Choices and More Control with the Preset Manager
- Who Wants So Many Palettes in a Group?
- Customizing the Shapes Feature
- Exploring Near-Infinite Brush Variations and Creating Custom Brushes
- Customizing Layers
- Using the Tool Presets Palette
- Using Actions to Add Keyboard Shortcuts
- Setting Selection and Mask Modes
- Spell Checking and Photoshop
- Customizing Your Workspace with the Palette Well
Well. I believe we've come to the end of the preferences, options, and customization of Photoshop. Most importantly, we took a look at all the settings in the Preferences where most of the program settings are stored. Then we moved on to the options and customization of specific features such as palettes, shapes, brushes, and layers. Admittedly, it was a quick look, but you have your hands on important stuff that you need to complete a lot of the tutorials in this book. What you learned here will also help you work quicker, smarter, and with a greater sense of self-satisfaction.
We created this chapter for you so Photoshop tasks would go more smoothly. Yes, we are opinionated, but a strong point of view is always beneath reproach : ). The number of sections we covered are too numerous to recap here, but if you take away a sense of confidence after reading this chapter (or if you even refer to it as you plunge into the later parts of the book), then the effort has been as worthwhile to you as it's been writing it.