How to Create a Custom Workspace in Photoshop

With the endless layout options available in Photoshop, it can get frustrating if things move or you don’t know where to find particular tools, so creating your own custom workspace in Photoshop can be a great way to increase efficiency and speed up your workflow.

In this class Karl shows you exactly how to customise your workspace by viewing and adjusting selected panels. He then also shows you how to save this workspace so that you can easily reload it later if you need.

This Photoshop class covers the following:

  • How to create a custom workspace in Photoshop
  • How to save a custom workspace
  • How to reset and load custom workspaces
  • Advantages to customising your workspace in Photoshop

To learn more about the Photoshop interface, you can also watch our ‘Photoshop interface and tools’ class.

If you have any questions about this class, please post in the comment section below.

Why you should create a custom workspace

Although Photoshop already comes with a number of custom workspaces, there are advantages to creating your own.

Creating a custom workspace in Photoshop

In addition to number of preset workspaces available in Photoshop, you can also create a custom workspace.

Having the ability to customise our workspace means we can increase efficiency and optimise our workflow. By having everything you need at your fingers tips (or mouse click), you’ll be able to work much quicker than if you’re constantly searching or having to open commonly used dialogue boxes. It also allows you to get rid of any unused features that may be cluttering your workspace.

Custom workspaces in Photoshop

A comparison of custom workspaces in Photoshop.

Photoshop makes it easy to save, load and reset workspaces, which means with just a few clicks you can easily have a workspace that’s best suited to you. This is particularly useful for those working on shared computers or who use Photoshop for different purposes as it means you can switch between workspaces quickly and easily, rather than having to customise your setup each time.

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