Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at Photoshop's GPU-based performance tweaks, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
There are dozens of features in Photoshop that take…advantage of the GPU, or Graphics Processing Unit, and…I want to show you just what a big deal this can be when it comes to performance.…First let's come in here and we're going to turn our GPU off.…Now you might get a dialog that tells you that your gpu is not supported.…In just a second I'll talk to you about what to do…in that case, but let's look at Liquify with the GPU turned off.…And we're going to get a polite…warning that it could be working a lot better if the GPU was enabled.…And let's select relatively small brush.…
And we're just going to do one stroke across that.…And you see we have to wait for that to happen, it takes a second.…And if I were to choose a larger brush size, I'd be waiting that much more.…It just takes a long time.…It's slow to load as well.…Let's come in here and turn the GPU on.…Now we'll go back into Liquify.…And instead of a 2300 pixel brush, let's go up quite a…bit at 7300, everything is done in real time, it's just immediate.…
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