Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Filter Gallery, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
Photoshop has dozens and dozens of different…filters for all sorts of different effects.…The problem with most of the ones listed…here from a workflow performance standpoint, is you…need to go into the filter and decide what criteria you want and then hit OK.…You don't have a quick way to preview them.…The difference with the filter gallery, is that you have dozens…of filters in here, and not only can you preview all sorts…of different effects, but you can even have different iterations.…So we could choose to have one type of filter, and then add a different one.…
And change that and have it be a different filter.…And then we can toggle those off and on and choose the one we want.…Go back and forth, we could have multiples of those.…Now, those can be deleted individually, but the…other time-saving step here is to just hit…the Option or Alt key, and that'll change the Cancel…button into Reset, take us back to where we started.…So a great place to see dozens of different effects and a big…time saver, a lot faster than jumping in and out of different dialogues.…
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