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Real World Digital Photography, 2nd edition by Tim Grey, Seán Duggan, Katrin Eismann

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Photoshop Preferences

Before you start working on your images in Photoshop, you need to configure some of the settings that work behind the scenes and control how different aspects of the program behave. We like to think of this routine as being similar to picking up a rental car at the airport. There are always a few adjustments we like to make, such as positioning the mirrors, adjusting the seat, making sure we know where the headlight switch is, checking the gas level, and finding a decent radio station, before we drive out of the parking lot and hit the open road.

Photoshop provides numerous ways for users to customize the program. From actions that record commonly performed tasks to user-defined keyboard shortcuts and saved workspaces, there ...

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