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Working with Interface Preferences

Working with the Interface preferences gives you control over whether Photoshop displays or hides user interface features. You can display some user interface elements in color. For example, you can show the Toolbar icon in color or grayscale (New!), show channels in color, or show selected menu items in user-defined colors. Interface preferences also allows you to shows labels when your cursor is placed over an option, automatically collapse icon palettes when you click away (New!), and remember palette locations for use next time.

Work with Interface Options

  • yellow_circle1 Click the Edit (Win) or Photoshop (Mac) menu, and then point to Preferences.
  • yellow_circle2 Click Interface.
  • yellow_circle3 Select the Interface options you want to use:
    • Use Grayscale Toolbar Icon. Shows the toolbar icon in grayscale or color (New!).

    • Show Channels In Color. Allows you to view channels in the Channels palette in color.

      For example, the red channel displays using shades of red, the green channel using shades of green, and the blue channel using shades of blue. When this option is not selected, color channels display, using shades of gray (does not affect printing).
    • Show Menu Colors. Displays selected menu items in user-defined colors.

    • Show Tool Tips. Shows labels when your cursor is placed over an option.

    • Auto-Collapse Icon Palettes (New!). Automatically collapse icon palettes when you click away.

    • Remember Palette Locations. Saves the palette locations.

  • yellow_circle4 Click OK.
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