Setting the graphic editor Photoshop CS

Clocking in at graphic editor Photoshop, we need to make some changes in settings for this program. The default settings are not always optimal for a given system configuration, so we will customize Photoshop for themselves. To open the settings, we can use the main menu "Edit", "Settings", "Basic" or simply press the key combination «Ctrl+K».

Basic Settings Photoshop

Basic settings Photoshop

In the basic settings, as a rule, change is nothing special. The default settings you can leave as is, or as in the screenshot above.
If you want to when you edit all your actions duplicated in a text file, for this you just have to tick "History", then choose the recording method and the way to the directory where it will be stored this file.

This dubbing editing steps can be useful in situations where the complex photo editing techniques. For example, if all of a sudden after a while you will have to repeat a similar process, but you have already forgotten some methods of processing, in this case, open the file, and repeat all the steps one by one. Also, this entry might be useful to someone else, who wants to repeat such treatment.

Configure interface

Customize the interface

The program interface is every wizard configures based on personal preferences. So I will not in this case, to advise what settings to choose the program. The main rule of the interface - that you feel comfortable working with the program, and the rest is not so important. Can use the settings that are set in the screenshot above.

File Handling

Processing Camera Raw files

In this window, you can set the built-in RAW converter - «Camera Raw».
Click the button "Settings Camera Raw», will open the "Settings Camera Raw», see Screenshot below.

Camera Raw Settings

It is important to specify the directory to store the cache RAW converter «Camera Raw».
What is it. This is necessary in order to cache when converting files that are not filled local disk space on drive C. By default, it is in the C drive caching of data for this program. But we have something you do not want to because of a system disk cache flushed. Therefore, choose the cache directory on another drive, such as a disk «F», in the folder «Temp», see Screenshot above.

Performance settings

performance Options

Depending on the power of your system, it is necessary to find the optimal performance parameters of the graphic editor. The screenshot above shows the configuration parameters of the system on which you installed RAM 4 GB. In this case, under photoshop allocated 57% of OP, which is enough for high performance program.

Settings cache and history of actions can be set as in the screenshot above, or select other options. It all depends on the power of the graphics card - the GPU. If during the editing process, you will notice some delay display of objects on the desktop editor - set other parameters caching. To get more information about this setup menu, move the cursor to the setting "History and cache." After this, refer to the information in the "Description" (click on the picture to enlarge).

You can get more information about the parameters of the GPU settings, moving the cursor to the settings area on the "Settings Count. CPU ", and then, read the Old in the" Description ". For optimal performance, the editor, select the drive with the most free disk space, such as a disc «F», but not system drive «C», see screenshot below (click on the picture to enlarge).

performance of the program photoshop

If your machine is equipped with a module «OpenGL», will be available the additional settings and select the mode of the module. See screenshot below. If your machine is not a module «OpenGL», I recommend to download it and install it. It is simple: enter in the search box the word browser OpenGL, and downloading. Installation is simple: run the installer, and everything else will make the program itself - find a place in your car, and of course, on the system drive «C».

Why this «OpenGL "? Without it you can do, but if you want to, for example, scaling, moving an object on the desktop editor occurs smoothly, gracefully, and for this there is this module. OpenGL is used on your machine, not only for better visualization in Photoshop, it is also used by many other programs, 3D applications installed on your computer. In general, once put «OpenGL», and forgotten...

OpenGL settings

Units of measurement and Rulers

The settings of the unit of measurement

Settings "Units" purely individual, someone more convenient to use centimeters or millimeters, but I prefer to use pixels. The default resolution for the new document set as shown in the screenshot above. Resolution for printing (pictures, graphics) - 300 pixels/inch; to display, for web pages - 72 pixels/inch.

Guides, Grid and fragments

Guides mesh fragments

Menu "guides" - here we set the color and style guide lines that will be used when positioning objects. Net which we will use to group/location of objects, you can customize based on the file size and the number of editable objects. Grid Settings sometimes necessary to change to a more comfortable, therefore, the example in the screenshot above - only one of the options.

Menu "Fragments of the cutting" - the cutting of the file into fragments. This tool is usually used web designers for the cutting template for future web pages. Read more about this tool will be discussed in a future article. In the meantime, we leave these parameters, which are shown in the screenshot above (click on image to enlarge).

The settings of fonts

Setting fonts

Fonts - an integral part of any graphics editor, and Photoshop is no exception. In order to make it convenient to search for the desired font in the font menu, you can set the size of a large sample to view font, see Screenshot above.

3D Settings

3D Settings in Photoshop

Construction of 3D objects in Photoshop is rarely used (I think). For these purposes, there are many special programs, for example, 3D Max, or the same Adobe Illustrator CS. Yet in Photoshop you can also build 3D objects, but about how to do this, read the following articles.

To edit 3D objects require a large amount of video memory. If your card has memory at least 500 MB, this may be enough for optimal performance of the editor. The more video memory - the faster the process of editing 3D objects. Do not spare the amount of video memory for Photoshop, this will save your time to edit 3D objects.

video memory for Photoshop

Keyboard shortcuts

keyboard shortcuts, keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can leave the default. But if you prefer to use other key combinations, it is easy to change. Find an item in the main menu "Edit", "Keyboard shortcuts" or press the key combination «Alt+Shift+Ctrl+K». In the settings window "Keyboard Shortcuts" choose a particular menu item, for example, "Edit", open it, and begin to change the default hot keys on their own.

To change the keyboard shortcut, click on the menu item, and choose another hotkey. See screenshot above. Then, confirm the changes using the corresponding buttons on the right. Keyboard shortcuts - a very handy thing through which you can save a lot of time. It is important to remember and get used to these hot keys, as in the process of work in Photoshop, it is often necessary to use them.

Menu Items in color

quick access menu items in color

Colored menu items.
For beginners photoshop masters, this feature will be very useful. For example, you have several times to return to the main menu "Edit", "Settings" to find the point of "Performance". See screenshot below.
You can customize quick access to this menu with hot keys, but in Photoshop so much sub-menu items and keyboard shortcuts that you can all at once and do not remember. And in order to quickly find among the many menu items desired, tint them in different colors.
How to do it: - select a menu item, set the visibility and color, save the settings. See the screenshot above.

quick access to the menu item performance

Customize palettes

For different purposes and editing methods, it is necessary to use different tools. Palettes and toolbar Photoshop comfortable to hold, so to speak, at hand. That is, at a location where a particular tool, it is possible to quickly access the palette. For example, if you edit, you often refer to the help of the recorded action games, in this case, a palette of "Operations" activate the menu "Window", a simple click on the menu item, see Screenshot below. Palettes can be grouped into one or another logical grounds, shuffle each other, etc.

Customize palettes

That every time you open Photoshop, not to return to the search of certain necessary palettes, their location can be memorized by creating a working environment. How to do it - read below.

Creating a working environment in Photoshop

Creating a working environment in Photoshop

Working environment - is the location of various palettes, windows, tools in a convenient form and place. By default, Photoshop provides a variety of work environments, but if you want to customize the working environment according to your requirements, it can be very easy to create.

Before you create a work environment, you must open and properly arrange the tools, palettes and so on. in the right places and in the right order so that during the operation was all the necessary tools at hand.

Grouped palettes you can somehow, main rule - that you feel comfortable with them. The screenshot on the right shows an example of arrangement of palettes. Tools in one palette can be a lot, but do not tuck in one palette of 10 tools. Such a number of tools in one palette, in my opinion, it is not convenient to use. Recommended to keep in one palette to 6 instruments. For a working environment that is more than enough.

When the palette with the right tools assembled, can maintain this environment. To do this, click the item "new working environment", is given a name - here «proFoto», and save. See the screenshot on the right and bottom.
So you can create any number of working environments in a graphical editor for a variety of purposes.

The new working environment name proFoto

That's basically all I wanted to tell you today about setting the graphic editor Photoshop CS. If you have any questions on this topic, waiting for them in the comments.
At this until all, thank you for your attention.

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