Being creative with your work is one thing, but with complex projects requiring multiple elements to get up and running, it's nice to see that Adobe have spent some time tweaking and improving the management and organization tools of Photoshop. If your intranet resources include several folders of digital pictures-thousands of shots taken for catalogs, perhaps-and you've ever wasted time opening one picture and then another trying to find the one you need. The File Browser lets you scan through your images visually, by creating thumbnails of a whole folder. To open it, select File/Browse from the pulldown menu. The File Browser is initially in the palette well in the upper right corner, so you'll want to drag in into the center of the desktop. Resize it to offer more coverage. You'll see your folders displaying in a tree hierarchy in the upper left corner, with the contents of each folder in the larger page to the right.


Custom Workspaces
We can think of two good uses for the new ability to create custom workspaces in Photoshop: one is if you work in a small office and have to share your computer with someone working a different shift, and two if you simply want different palette arrangements for different tasks. To create a custom workspace, arrange your palettes as you prefer them, then select Window/Workspace/Save Workspace from the pulldown menus. Give that arrangement a name, when prompted. To call it up in the future, all you'll need to do is select Window/Workspace, then the name you've assigned it.

It's All Good
Although this has been just a quick look at some of Photoshop's new features, as you can see Adobe have put considerable thought into the new features they have added. In some ways it is hard to improve what is already regarded as one of the most complete graphics creation and editing applications available, but they appear to have done just that.

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