How To Use The Photoshop Workspace

The “workspace” in Photoshop is every panel and window you see when you open the program. Although it can be undeniably intimidating at first glance, this guide to understanding the Photoshop interface will make things feel a lot more approachable.

Once you have an idea for the general layout of your workspace in Photoshop, there are ways you can customize it and make it your own. You can even go as far as changing your theme color in Photoshop to suit your style.

However, when you start customizing things, it’s not uncommon to accidentally lose a few panels. Luckily, you can always locate missing panels in Photoshop with a couple of clicks.

Controlling Your Image Quality In The Photoshop Workspace

Beyond the cosmetics of the Photoshop workspace, there are additional things to keep in mind to ensure every project is pixel-perfect. The first is understanding the difference between canvas size and image size. This often gets people hung up and can lead to issues with certain project requirements!

The second is understanding the differences between 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit documents in Photoshop. Different bit depths will have a drastic effect on your projects, and it’s not always a good idea to choose the highest option.

The final important area to remember if you want high-quality projects is resolution. In Photoshop, this is most commonly measured in DPI. I share how to use and change DPI in this guide.

Tutorials To Help Master The Photoshop Workspace:

8 Bit VS 16 Bit VS 32 Bit In Photoshop – What’s The Difference?

Discover the visual differences between 8 bit, 16 bit, and 32 bit images in Photoshop to help you understand which bit depth to use.

How To Change Your Photoshop Theme (Light & Dark Mode)

Here’s how to quickly change the Photoshop Theme between light and dark modes as well as how to change the color behind your canvas.

How To Use & Customize Your Workspace In Photoshop

Learn the basic parts of your Photoshop workspace along with how to save a custom workspace to better fit your style of work.

How To Add Notes To A Project In Photoshop

Here’s how to use the Note Tool in Photoshop to add notes to your projects for feedback or reminders during your edit.

Canvas Size Vs Image Size In Photoshop – Differences Explained

Let’s take a look at the differences between canvas size and image size in Photoshop to help you figure out which setting to adjust and why.

How To Locate A Missing Toolbar Or Panel In Photoshop

If you accidentally lose your toolbar or an important panel in Photoshop, this tutorial shares the easy solution to locate them again.

Understanding The Photoshop Interface

Learn how to feel more comfortable understanding the Photoshop interface in this ultimate guide breaking down the full program layout.

How To Change DPI In Photoshop

Learn how to change DPI in Photoshop along with a handful of other helpful techniques to know when dealing with image resolution.

93 Must-Know Keyboard Shortcuts For Photoshop (Mac & PC)

Discover a wide array of useful keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop that are perfect for beginners to professionals alike.

How To Get Out Of Grayscale In Photoshop (FAST!)

If you’re stuck in the grayscale color mode in Photoshop, this tutorial will share how to quickly get back to the RGB or CMYK color space!

How To Use The History Panel In Photoshop

Learn how to use the history panel in Photoshop along with some helpful tips to make the most of your history states while editing!

How To Undo And Redo In Photoshop

No mistake is permanent because you can use the undo feature to step backwards through your adjustments. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to undo in Photoshop, as well as redo if you go too far! 

How To Use Snapshots In Photoshop

Learn how to use snapshots in photoshop to create checkpoints in your projects and have a fail-safe method of undoing any adjustment you make.