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Workspace set-up - "Now let's get Organised!" - part 2 of 1 2 3

by Mike McNamee Published 01/06/2007

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Your Desktop should be clean!

The monitor, not the wooden bit you lean upon! Do not store files on your desktop - if you lose your Windows installation due to a corruption, you lose everything on the desktop, including your pictures. Files on the desktop also slow down your screen refresh rate. Use Windows Classic with a plain grey backdrop rather than the crappy, eye-crunching Windows XP blue with its machine slowing gradients - and don't even get me started on Windows Vista! Coloured backdrops impair your colour judgement and to some extent that also goes for the backdrop behind the screen.


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Organise Photoshop

In all the later versions of Adobe Photoshop you can arrange your palettes, select your settings and brush sets, and then save the whole lot as a Workspace. You can recall any one of a number of workspaces with three clicks of the mouse. Pare down your palettes to the minimum you employ for a given task. As an example, you might have one for retouching, one for colour correction and (if you are a wedding photographer) one for page building.


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