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Part: I The Basics So You Don't Get Head... > Setting Preferences, Customizing, an...

Chapter 3. Setting Preferences, Customizing, and Optimizing Photoshop CS

In this chapter, you'll learn

  • How to set Photoshop CS General preferences

  • How to set Photoshop's File Handling preferences

  • How to customize Display & Cursor settings

  • How to choose Transparency & Gamut settings

  • How to choose Units & Rulers settings

  • How to set Guides, Grid & Slices preferences

  • How to determine which screen elements will be hidden

  • How to customize and allocate system resource usage

  • How to use the Preset Manager

  • How to group palettes

  • How to customize the Shapes feature

  • How to set up and use Brush presets

  • How to copy and rename layers

  • How to use the Tool Presets palette

  • How to customize the assignment of keyboard shortcuts

  • How to set Selection and Mask modes

  • How to set up Photoshop's spell-checking feature

  • How to use the Palette Well

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