- 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
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 where 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. You can also migrate presets from earlier versions as well as import/export presets.
Create a New Preset
Click the Edit menu, point to Presets, and then click Preset Manager.
- To migrate presets from earlier Photoshop CS versions, click the Edit menu, point to Presets, and then click Migrate Presets.
- Click the Preset Type list arrow, and then select the options.
- Click the Options list arrow, and then select from the available presets to add them to the current item list.
- To remove any items in a new preset, click a thumbnail, and then click Delete.
- To reorganize their order, click and drag the thumbnails to new positions within the view window.
- To change a preset name, click a thumbnail, click Rename, change the name, and then click OK.
- Click one or more thumbnails (Ctrl+click (Win) or +click (Mac), and then click Save Set.
- Enter a new set name, and then select a location to store the set.
- The set is saved with the ABR extension.
- Click Save, and then click Done.