Customizing your work area Part 3

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Customizing your work area Part 3

If you go to Edit>Preferences>General

The General Preferences is where you can configure some of the common features of Photoshop. The Color Picker, image interpolation, and image Smart Object settings, as well as other features.

• For the Color Picker list arrow, to change settings, select Adobe or another operating system (Windows or Macintosh). Click the HUD Color Picker list arrow, and then select a color picker style, such as Hue Strip or Hue Wheel.
• Select the Image Interpolation list arrow, and then select Nearest Neighbor Neighbor, Bilinear, Bicubic, Bicubic Smoother, Bicubic Sharper, and Bicubic Automatic (New!).
• Select the various options you want to use:
○ Auto-Update Open Documents. Creates a link between the open image and the image file on disk.
○ Beep When Done. Makes a sound when an operation is complete.
○ Dynamic Color Sliders. Previews color effects within the slider bars.
○ Export Clipboard. Transfers a copied image to the operating systems clipboard.
○ Use Shift Key For Tool Switch. Allows you to use the keyboard shortcut when two tools share the same slot in the toolbox.
○ Resize Image During Place. Allows you to resize an image during a Place.
○ Animated Zoom. Enables continuous-motion, smooth zooming in and out of your document, and Scrubby Zoom. Must have OpenGL video support on your computer.
○ Zoom Resizes Windows. Forces the image window to resize when zoom is selected.
○ Zoom With Scroll Wheel. Determines whether zooming or scrolling is the default operation of the scroll wheel.
○ Zoom Clicked Point to Center. Centers the zoom view on the clicked location.
○ Enable Flick Panning. Enables quick mouse movement over the image instead of holding down the mouse.
○ Vary Round Brush Hardness based on HUD Vertical Movement. Enables brush variations (hardness and opacity) when vertically moving brush HUD (New!).
○ Place or Drag Raster Images as Smart Objects. Converts raster images to Smart Objects when you place or drag them.
○ Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid. Enables the snapping of vector tools and transformations to the pixel grid(New!).
• Select the History Log check box and then set the log options you want to use.
• Click OK when finished.

Judy, thank you so very much! I am copying all these tips into a Word document so that I can follow and utilize all this helpful information! You are very kind to take the time to share your knowledge!

You are welcome. I enjoy sharing

Thank you for the help!

Thanks, some things I did not even think of doing.

I have so much to relearn with the upgrade. Hubby says we may be able to save enough extra for me to go ahead sooner than we thought and upgrade to 6. I told him about your advice a couple months back when I could get 5 at a deal. So, I'm hesitant to relearn again too much if I can get 6 in the next several months. agggghhh, after that though I won't upgrade again for a while, maybe ever??? unless they change something dramatically awesome. 5 was worth it from 2 and I know 6 would have been better, but money rules sometimes. smiley
Thanks Judy so much for teaching all these little tips. They are quick and oh so very helpful! smiley

You are welcome,
While CS6 does contain new tools or imporves upon tools, you it will not hurt to learn CS5 while you are waiting. If anything is for CS6, I do try to state that it is a new feature. So take a look within CS5 to see if it is there and if you can also do it there.

Thank you

A big help, thanks

Awesome guide!