Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Purging Undo, Clipboard, and history states, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
Photo shop has a couple of great features that allows you to travel back in time.…So I could apply a curves adjustment layer…to this image, introduce a little more contrast.…And then we can say lets add a black and white adjustment layer.…And that looks great.…If I want to undo that last state I can come up here to the…edit menu and I can undo the modification we made to the black and white layer.…What if I want to redo…that I would come in here and redo that.…If I want to step back in my history states,…I can move back to any point, backwards or forward.…
But once I've done those things, if I…don't them anymore, if I absolutely want to move…on to the next step, one of the way…is to make Photoshop, perform a little bit better.…Is to purge that information, and the way that works is…that we just come over here to Edit, and go purge…clipboard, or undo.…You can do them individually, and also do histories or all.…Now we didn't talk about clipboard yet, but I feel…that it is the most important of all of them.…So I'm not going to purge any of those until I show you this.…
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