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Customizing the Workspace

The Photoshop workspace consists of a document surrounded by an Application frame (Mac only), Application bar, Options bar, toolbox, and over 20 floating panels, including new 3D, Adjustments, Masks, and Notes panels (New!). Depending on how you work, your workspace may reflect any combination of the above. For example, when you work with text, you would need the Character and Paragraph panels, but you might not need the Styles or Histogram panel. To work efficiently, each job requires a specific organization of the workspace. Rather than making you redesign your workspace every time you begin a new project, Photoshop gives you ways to create and save your own customized workspaces.

Create a Customized Workspace

  • yellow_circle-01.jpg Arrange the panels into a specific working order.
  • yellow_circle-02.jpg Click the Window menu, point to Workspace, and then click Save Workspace.
  • yellow_circle-03.jpg Type a name for the workspace.
  • yellow_circle-04.jpg Select check boxes to save Panel Locations, Keyboard Shortcuts, or Menus.
  • yellow_circle-05.jpg Click Save.

Delete a Customized Workspace

  • yellow_circle-01.jpg Click the window menu, point to Workspace, and then click Delete Workspace.
  • yellow_circle-02.jpg Click the Workspace list arrow, and then click the workspace you want to delete, or click All.
  • yellow_circle-03.jpg Click Delete, and then click Yes to confirm the deletion.
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