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How to Create Workspace Presets in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 is a complicated program; the more you learn, the more complicated (and routine) your activities become. For one project, you may find yourself using the Styles panel repeatedly to add special [more…]

How to Customize Menus in Photoshop CS6

Adobe takes the customization club to yet another level by adding the ability to customize menus in Photoshop CS6. You have the choice of colorizing chosen menu items or hiding the menu items altogether [more…]

How to Use the Preset Manager in Photoshop CS6

Many of the panels and tools Photoshop CS6 works with can use settings that you store on your hard drive as presets. For example, you can create custom colors and brush tips, build your own gradients, [more…]

How to Set General Preferences in Photoshop CS6

The General Preferences pane in Photoshop CS6 is where you select some options that are, well, general in nature. You can select some choices from drop-down lists, and others are check boxes you can select [more…]

How to Set General Preference Options in Photoshop CS6

In the Options section of the General Preferences dialog box in Photoshop CS6, you find nearly a dozen check boxes that you can select or deselect, as described in the following list: [more…]

How to Use the History Log Feature in Photoshop CS6

In the History Log section, you can have Photoshop CS6 record all your editing commands. The History Log feature is handy if you want to present a finished, fully edited image to a client or manager, but [more…]

How to Customize the Interface in Photoshop CS6

The Interface preferences deal with the “look” of Photoshop CS6. You can change these so that you can use Photoshop in a way that is easiest for you. Here’s the scoop: [more…]

How to Handle Performance Options in Photoshop CS6

Everything you will need to specify Photoshop CS6’s performance, from power settings to memory usage, can be found in the Preferences pane. Here are the options: [more…]

How to Adjust Your Cursors in Photoshop CS6

The Cursors Preferences panel enables you to set several options that control how cursors display onscreen in Photoshop CS6. The following list describes the Cursor options: [more…]

How to Adjust Transparency and Gamut in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop uses colors and patterns to represent information about an image that’s normally invisible, such as areas that are transparent or parts of an image that contain colors that can’t be represented [more…]

How to Set Measurement Preferences in Photoshop CS6

In the Units & Rulers Preferences pane in Photoshop CS6 you can set the units used to measure things onscreen (inches, pixels, millimeters, and so forth) and to define a default column size when typing [more…]

How to Set Up Guides, Grids, and Slices in Photoshop CS6

Guides are nonprinting lines you can create on your Photoshop screen to make it easier to align objects. Gridsare vertical and horizontal lines in the background that make lining up objects even easier [more…]

How to Add Plug-Ins and Specify Type Options in Photoshop CS6

Plug-ins are mini software programs that add features to Photoshop CS6. The Plug-Ins folder is where Photoshop stores all your filters and other plug-in add-ons. A default folder is created when you install [more…]

How to Decide How to Have Photoshop CS6 Handle Your Files

The options in the File Handling Preferences pane control how Photoshop CS6 handles files when they’re opened and closed. Here’s the lowdown on some of these options: [more…]

How to Set File Handling Preferences in Photoshop CS6

The File Handling Preferences pane controls how Photoshop CS6 treats your files when they’re opened and closed. Here is some information about some of the options you can choose from: [more…]

How to Create a New Image in Photoshop CS6

At some point, you want to create a new image from scratch in Photoshop CS6. Follow these steps to use the New feature to create a new image: [more…]

How to Save a File in Photoshop CS6

Before you exit Photoshop CS6, you want to save your file on your hard drive or other media. Don't worry if you forget to do this; Photoshop won't let you exit without first asking you if you want to save [more…]

How to Use Specific Zoom Functions in Photoshop CS6

In addition to its basic zoom options, Photoshop CS6 offers some extra, specific ways to zoom that come in handy from time to time as well: [more…]

How to Use Keywords for Photoshop CS6 Files in Bridge

Keywords are descriptive labels that you attach to files in Bridge. They help to categorize your Photoshop CS6 images, enabling you to more efficiently and quickly locate your desired files. Here’s the [more…]

How to Use the Actions Panel in Photoshop CS6

Not surprisingly, Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 has a panel dedicated to the automation of various chores. To view the Actions panel, choose Window→Actions or click the Actions icon in the panel dock [more…]

How to Use Preset Actions in Photoshop CS6

Preset actions are the actions created by the folks at Adobe that come with Photoshop Creative Suite 6. You may need to load an action into the panel so that it’s ready to use. Then, you can apply all [more…]

How to Automate a Series of Steps in Photoshop CS6

When you create an action in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, you automate a series of steps. The hardest part about creating a new action is figuring out what functions you want to automate. Think about [more…]

How to Rerecord an Action in Photoshop CS6

After you create a new action in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, you can try it out by opening an image and clicking the Play button in the Actions panel. If the action doesn’t perform the way you expect [more…]

How to Edit an Action in Photoshop CS6

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 enables you to edit your actions fairly easily. However, certain actions won’t run on certain files. For example, if your action involves adjusting the opacity of a layer [more…]

How to Create Action Sets in Photoshop CS6

Action sets keep you organized when you're working a great deal in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6. All those bits of creative genius can get a little overwhelming. If you create your own sets of actions [more…]

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