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Using the workspace changes

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The Workspace menu in the Application Bar has been replaced in Photoshop CS5 by this Workspace Switcher, which is more like the switcher in Bridge and other programs. You can use this Workspace Switcher, to quickly switch between combinations of panel locations, menus and sets of keyboard shortcuts, just like you could with the Workspace menu. But there are some new aspects to the Workspace Switcher. For one thing, it comes with new preset task-based Workspaces. The default Workspace is this Essentials Workspace and you can see the panel setup for that workspace here.

Using the workspace changes

The Workspace menu in the Application Bar has been replaced in Photoshop CS5 by this Workspace Switcher, which is more like the switcher in Bridge and other programs. You can use this Workspace Switcher, to quickly switch between combinations of panel locations, menus and sets of keyboard shortcuts, just like you could with the Workspace menu. But there are some new aspects to the Workspace Switcher. For one thing, it comes with new preset task-based Workspaces. The default Workspace is this Essentials Workspace and you can see the panel setup for that workspace here.

There is a Design Workspace, a Painting Workspace, and if I click this double pointed arrow I get a drop-down menu with further workspaces for Photography, 3D, Motion and one for What's New in CS5. Another neat thing is that I can see all those workspaces up here in the Application Bar rather than having to use that drop-down menu, by going to these double lines and clicking and dragging there to bring those other workspaces up here into the Application Bar, and now it's easier to choose one by just clicking on it here.

As in the past, I can use the preset workspaces as starting points and customize them to my own liking. So let's say that I have been enabled the Essentials workspace, and I decide that I really just need my Adjustments and Layers panels, I don't need this other panel group up here, I can click on the panel menu and close the tab group. What's new is that the Essentials workspace will automatically remember this change, so that if I now switch to another workspace and then back to Essentials, it doesn't go to the default. It returns to the last iteration of panels.

So, how do I get it back to its default if I want to? For that, I'll go up to the Essentials menu, I'll right-click and I'll choose Reset Essentials. Now let's say I am working with a workspace that's not on the Application Bar, but rather down here in the Workspace menu. So, I'll set this to say 3D and then I make a change, for example, closing the Layers panel group. Then I want to go back to the original 3D workspace, I'll go to that double pointed arrow and I'll go down to Reset 3D, and that will send it back to its original default.

There is another small change you will see when you try to save and load your own Custom Workspace, something you could do in previous versions. So again, I'm going to go to the Essentials Workspace, and maybe I am going to close everything except for Adjustments and Layers panel groups, a combination I often use. I'll go to the double-pointed arrow and I'll choose New Workspace. I'll call this adjustments layers, and notice that there is an alert that panel locations will be saved in this workspace, but that keyboard shortcuts and menus are optional.

In the past, panel locations were also optional. They are no longer. They are always saved when you make a New Workspace. So I'll click Save. My workspace appears up here in the Application Bar. And as before, if I want to delete a workspace, I can do so from this drop-down menu. So, that's a look at the new Workspace Switcher in Photoshop CS5.

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Photoshop CS5 New Features

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  1. 4m 39s
    1. Welcome
      47s
    2. Comparing Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS5
      2m 47s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 41m 14s
    1. Using improved selecting and masking
      12m 8s
    2. Working with content-aware fill
      6m 39s
    3. Using content-aware healing
      2m 25s
    4. Getting started with Puppet Warp
      10m 10s
    5. Using the Puppet Warp tool
      9m 52s
  3. 24m 38s
    1. Merging multiple images to HDR Pro
      7m 53s
    2. Creating a surreal look with HDR and removing a ghost feature
      5m 4s
    3. Using faux HDR toning
      4m 46s
    4. Working with the new lens correction enhancements
      6m 55s
  4. 13m 35s
    1. Noise reduction and sharpening improvements
      7m 2s
    2. Additive grain
      3m 35s
    3. Reviewing Post-Crop Vignetting enhancements
      2m 58s
  5. 21m 5s
    1. Using the HUD color picker
      4m 49s
    2. Working with the new bristle brush tips
      9m 4s
    3. Using the Mixer Brush tool
      7m 12s
  6. 30m 29s
    1. Understanding the layers enhancements
      7m 2s
    2. Understanding the tool enhancements
      7m 23s
    3. Working with the panel additions
      4m 25s
    4. Using the workspace changes
      3m 4s
    5. Understanding the productivity enhancements
      8m 35s
  7. 5m 34s
    1. Explaining 64-bit performance
      5m 34s
  8. 27m 2s
    1. Introduction to Mini Bridge
      7m 36s
    2. Opening files from Mini Bridge in Photoshop
      6m 21s
    3. Using Mini Bridge with Bridge
      6m 57s
    4. Reviewing the output module improvements
      4m 25s
    5. Looking at the path navigation enhancements
      1m 43s
  9. 23s
    1. Goodbye
      23s

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