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The Photoshop Productivity Series: Customizing Photoshop by Dave Cross

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Working with Presets

One of the simplest ways to be more productive is to do as much of your work as you can ahead of time—that’s where presets come in. In the following sections we’ll see how to create, save, and organize the many presets in Photoshop. Before we look at the individual presets you can create, it’s important to note that, with a few exceptions, presets are just a starting point. In other words, you can choose a preset and still tweak the settings to suit your needs.

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Tools

Tool presets allow you to save the settings for a tool, eliminating the need to always change settings in the Options Bar. This can be a huge time-saver. In theory ...

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