Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing patterns and brush tips in presets, part of Photoshop Insider Training: Optimizing Photoshop's Performance.
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Lot of people don't realize that you can capture pieces…of photograph as a pattern or a brush preset in Photoshop.…So if I like this particular area, I can select it, and then…come up here to Edit and either define a brush preset or a pattern.…So let's make that a brush preset, and we can name it whatever we like.…And then when I have a Paint tool selected, this will just be one of…my choices. And I can choose to re-size that.…I can paint that where ever I like.…And, I've got all of the capabilities in my brush engine.…
Really powerful.…The problem with this is it's large content.…It takes a long time to load.…Over time it can really bog down…Photoshop, so if you're not using these custom-defined…preset patterns and brushes, you want to take the time to go in and clear them out.…So come into the Edit menu, go to Presets, and…Preset Manager, and from time to time,…just come in, select those, and delete them.…And this'll make a big difference when it comes to Photoshop…launching and loading and it'll make a big difference in running Photoshop.…
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