- Optimizing Photoshop
- Setting General Preferences
- Setting File Handling Preferences
- Setting Interface Preferences
- Changing Sync Settings Preferences
- Setting Cursors Preferences
- Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences
- Working with Units & Rulers
- Working with Guides, Grid & Slices
- Setting Plug-Ins Preferences
- Selecting Scratch Disks
- Allocating Memory & Image Cache
- Setting Type Preferences
- Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager
- Using and Customizing Workspaces
- Building Specialized Workspaces
- Creating a Customized User Interface
- Defining Shortcut Keys
Creating a Customized User Interface
Photoshop’s pull-down menus actually contain hundreds of options (yes, I did say hundreds). If you find navigating through menus a hassle, then Adobe has the answer to your problem with a customizable user interface. In Photoshop, you have the ability to choose what menu items appear on the pull-down menus and you can even colorize certain menu items for easier visibility. If you no longer want to use a customized set, you can delete it and restore Photoshop back to the default.
Create and Work with a Customized User Interface
- Click the Window menu, point to Workspace, and then click Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus.
- Click the Menus tab.
- To create a new set based on the current active set, click the Create a New Set button, enter a name, and then click Save.
Click the Set list arrow, and then select a listing of modified User Interfaces.
- Delete Set. Select the set, and then click the Delete button.
- Restore Original Set. Select the Photoshop Default set.
- Click the Menu For list arrow, and then click Application Menus or Panel Menus with the items you want to modify.
- Click an arrow (left column) to expand the menu that contains the command you want to modify.
- Click the Visibility icon associated with a command to show or hide the command.
- Click the Color list arrow, and select a color for the selected command.
- Click the Save All Changes button to save the new customized User Interface.
- Click OK.