- Optimizing Photoshop
- Setting General Preferences
- Modifying File Handling Preferences
- Working with Interface Preferences
- Working with Cursors Preferences
- Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences
- Working with Units & Rulers
- Working with Guides, Grid, Slices & Count
- Selecting Plug-Ins
- Selecting Scratch Disks
- Allocating Memory & Image Cache
- Working with Type
- Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager
- Customizing the Workspace
- Defining Shortcut Keys
- Creating a Customized User Interface
- Using Drawing Tablets
Customizing the Workspace
Photoshop consists of a document surrounded by an Options bar, toolbox, and up to 19 floating palettes. 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 palettes, but you might not need the Styles or Histogram palette. To work efficiently, each job requires a certain 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
- Arrange the palettes into a specific working order.
- Click the Window button on the Options bar (New!) or point to Workspace on the Window menu, and then click Save Workspace.
- Type a name for the workspace.
- Select check boxes to save Palette Locations, Keyboard Shortcuts, or Menus.
- Click Save.
Delete a Customized Workspace
- Click the Window button on the Options bar (New!) or point to Workspace on the Window menu, and then click Delete Workspace.
- Click the Workspace list arrow, and then click the workspace you want to delete, or click All.
- Click Delete, and then click Yes to confirm the deletion.