5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2014 4:42 AM by D Fosse

    my photoshop cc 2014 display change

    deto_ws Level 4

      dear all,

      I had mistaken when click some keyboard, and now my photoshop change be light grey color, I tried to close and reopen but no change anything.what must I do?

      fail.jpg

      regards

       

      deto


        • 1. Re: my photoshop cc 2014 display change
          Noel Carboni Level 8

          Go into your Edit - Preferences - Interface menu.  Click your preferred colored Color Theme box near the top.

           

          There's a key sequence that selects a color theme but I forget what it is.  That's what you stumbled upon.

           

          -Noel

          • 2. Re: my photoshop cc 2014 display change
            deto_ws Level 4

            Hi Noel

            many thanks its work

             

             

            regards

            deto

            • 3. Re: my photoshop cc 2014 display change
              D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              It's Shift+F1 darker, and Shift+F2 lighter.

               

              While I'm on the subject, I get the impression that the importance of interface color is underestimated. It actually has a huge impact on the perceived brightness of the image on-screen. The new(ish) dark interface is very easy on the eyes, and great for web and video work - IOW images destined for screen. But for print you can easily be tricked by the dark environment and end up with the classic "my prints are too dark". I would say that the old and boring light interface gives you a much more reliable preview of what the finished print will look like.

               

              The same consideration applies to Lightroom BTW. Here you can't even choose, except you do have the option for a light main window backdrop, which helps (although the whole UI gets messy and inconsistent).

              • 4. Re: my photoshop cc 2014 display change
                Noel Carboni Level 8

                Yes, that's true.  Beyond visually checking prospective prints on a bright surround, it's a good reason to get in the habit of glancing at the Histogram to get an objective measure of your overall brightness levels.  I also set my Info panel to read out in H, S, B and when prepping images for print I hover over the brightest parts of people's skin and look for an ideal B value of between 90% and 95%.

                 

                -Noel

                • 5. Re: my photoshop cc 2014 display change
                  D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Absolutely. The histogram is another thing that's very underrated (as in "histogram schmistogram. I know what I like" which was a very trendy attitude for a while... )