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Changing workspace color

Feb 27, 2012 8:34 AM

I have CS5 Extended and my OS is XP.  I want to change the color of the workspace to black or at least darken it.  I can't find any way to do this.  I tried one tip of clicking on the paint bucket, setting it to black, then Shift and click on the workspace.  I've tried right clicking on the workspace.  Nothing brings up any options. Under Preferences/Interface, I set the screen to black but nothing happens.  Any suggestions welcome!  Thanks.

Christina

 
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    Feb 27, 2012 8:39 AM   in reply to ccb333

    Are you in Full Screen Mode or is the image’s window dragged open in such a way as to extend beyond the image?

    Could you please post a screenshot?

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 27, 2012 8:53 AM   in reply to ccb333

    You cannot change the workspace color when no document is open.  You'll have to wait until Photoshop CS6 is released for that.

     

    However, you CAN change the canvas surroundings when a document is open, which is helpful in many cases because it can help you concentrate on your document's colors better.  In that case, just right-click in the space beyond the edge of the document to see your options.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 27, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to ccb333

    You have no image open, it seems, an the Preference-settings refer to those.

    As far as I know you cannot change the Application Frame’s color.

     

    But CS6 may change that.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 27, 2012 9:07 AM   in reply to ccb333

    ccb333 wrote:

     

    It does seem very odd with all you can do with PS, you can't change the workspace color!!

     

    Apparently Adobe felt that way also - the next new release, Photoshop CS6 will allow you to do so.  It has already been shown off.

     

    -Noel

     
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