For our first exercise, these few suggestions on how to configure Photoshop will do. Many more suggestions will be made throughout this course.

  • To make our user experience as pleasant as possible, let’s adjust our Preferences. It’s quick and easy to get to this page of the Preferences: On a Mac, use the Photoshop menu; on Windows go to the Edit menu. In either case, choose Preferences. You may also use the somewhat unintuitive shortcut -K/Ctrl-K.


This book makes extensive use of screenshots (pictures of my screen while using Photoshop). To make these as legible as possible, I’m going to make Photoshop’s user interface a little less dark and murky. So that we both have similar experiences, you may wish to do the same. ...

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