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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

  • yellow_circle1 Click the Edit menu, and then click Preset Manager.
  • yellow_circle2 Click the Preset Type list arrow, and then select the options.
  • yellow_circle3 Click the Options list arrow, and then select from the available presets to add them to the current item list.
  • yellow_circle4 To remove any items in a new preset, click a thumbnail, and then click Delete.
  • yellow_circle5 To reorganize their order, click and drag the thumbnails to new positions within the view window.
  • yellow_circle6 To change a preset name, click a thumbnail, click Rename, change the name, and then click OK.
  • yellow_circle7 Click a thumbnail, and then click Save Set.
  • yellow_circle8 Enter a new set name, and then select a location to store the set.
  • yellow_circle9 Click Save, and then click Done.
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