Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting without the Clipboard, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
We talked earlier about how when you want to move image content from one…file to another, it's better to drag it than to copy and paste it.…But, there are times when you do want to copy and paste, and use the clipboard.…So, with this image, maybe I want just the Mercedes emblem on the front.…And I can select that and hit Cmd+C to copy it.…And Cmd+V to paste it. And there's my layer, right there.…I can hit Cmd+V again and I'll…get another layer, and again for as many as I want.…This can be really helpful and we talked about how these…can take up room but we can purge them from within Photoshop.…
And it's a great way to use information…again and again and to accelerate your workflow.…And as long as you mange it, Photoshop can keep running pretty fast.…But, one thing that can be problematic is when you leave Photoshop.…If you're not exporting that…information that you copied in Photoshop it's still being…held onto in the clipboard and it's pretty big.…So, if you're not going to use it outside of Photoshop, I really recommend…
In this installment of Photoshop Insider Training, Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes steps through the process of optimizing Photoshop's performance. The course begins with hardware configuration, from processor and memory recommendations to hard drive and solid-state drive (SSD) advice. Next, learn about the Photoshop preferences that deliver the best balance of performance and flexibility. Finally, discover the best way to move and save files and how other applications and even the health of your disk drive impact Photoshop's processes.
- Optimizing a GPU and processor
- Monitoring memory usage
- Keeping an eye on the efficiency indicator
- Reducing image resolution
- Turning off presets and thumbnails
- Exporting without the clipboard
- Closing unnecessary applications
- Repairing your drive