Monday, April 25, 2011
Manic Monday Photoshop Tips: Resetting Preferences
Ever have one of those days when Photoshop just doesn’t seem to be working right? Today’s tips will help you clear up those pesky quirks and reset Photoshop’s default preferences. If you’re having problems with a single tool try resetting that tool preference by clicking on the little button on the upper left menu bar. You can choose to reset the current tool or all tools. Usually just resetting the tools works for me but if the Photoshop program itself seems quirky you can reset your preferences by pressing and holding Ctrl-Alt-Shift (Mac: Command-Option-Shift) while you start Photoshop. As you start the program you will get a pop-up dialog asking if you would like to delete the settings file. Deleting the file will create a new set of preferences from scratch.