I'm trying to understand where you are coming from with this? You can still access ALs from the pop up at the bottom of the Layers palette, or AFAIK from the Layers menu, but the CS5 layout works very nicely and makes adding an AL as quick as a single mouse click. Even if stacking ALs, you only need to hit the arrow bottom left of the palette. We've now got lots of scrubby sliders, and quickly accessible presets.
What don't you like about the CS5 GUI?
You can't see where I'm coming? I do not want the Adjustment Layers to open in a Palette, I want them tp open in their own window as they have since Photoshop 5 and earlier, I want them to open up exactly as they do when you hit Command+M to open curves in its own window that goes away when you're done. I've been using Photoshop for 10+ years and this change makes no sense. They at least MUST give the end user an option to not have it appear in Palette view. To not do so is unheard of.
I don't understand how beta testers don't complain about this nonsense.
Your first couple of sentences are incorrect. Nothing's been "fixed" since Photoshop CS5 first came out. Image - Adjust - Curves, for example, has always been a modal dialog.
Regarding the panel-based adjustments... Have you tried to pan the image while in a modal dialog by pressing the space bar? Oops. Sure, the panel is a little different than the dialog, but we've all had to get used to it. The ADJUSTMENTS panel was introduced not in CS5, but way back in CS4, by the way.
What is it that's bothering you about the panel?
You're always welcome to submit your ideas for enhancing Photoshops's features here:
Could you explain exactly what you want. You can still add adjustment layers like in the past from the layers menu and using the add adjustment icon in the layers palette. Yes you do not get the old Level pop-up adjustment setting dialog window instead the Adjustment tab pops forward in the adjustment Panel becomes active for making the levels adjustment setting. This takes a bit to get use too but is not that much different. Except when you look what happens in recording actions for now two steps are record one for adding the adjustment layer and a second for setting it. In the past there was only a single step add adjustment layer with settings recorded into the step.
All I want is an option to not be stuck using my Adjustment Layers on a Palette view, sorry if that's been unclear... People should have an option to not use that and use the old-style modal popup window. It's not hard for them to develop in the option but when they wholesale change it for no reason, oy vey. More options are better for the end user, not less or sticking them with something new.
@ Noel you are correct about it first occuring in CS4, however when I first got CS5 12.0.0 the Cmd+M would not bring up a modal window and would only activate the Palette view.
>> when I first got CS5 12.0.0 the Cmd+M would not bring up a modal window and would only activate the Palette view.
That is not and has never been the case.
Command-M opens the modal dialog for curves, it does not create an adjustment layer or use the adjustments palette.
I didn't say it created an adjustment layer, I'm telling you exactly what it did for me, it opened the palette view and not the modal. Sorry if no one else got that, but I did.
That right Chris but his thread was for adjustment layer. Prior to CS4 they also pop up the dialog window.
As Chris wrote Ctrl+L and Ctrl+M still pop up the old dialog windows when used on layers that has not changed. Adjustment layers did change a bit and the Adjustment panel inplmentation also introduced a bug into the action player in CS4 was not fixed in CS5 maybe Adobe will fix it in CS6.
Well there's several ways if you can't get used to the adjustments panel:
Record an action with dialog enabled
Use a script
Create a panel in configurator:
There are some remapped KYS (Keyboard shortcut files) that activate the adjustement version instead of the modal dialog.
Are you sure that you did not install or use those? (Workspaces can also contain modified shortcuts)
(check in Keyboard Shortcuts if you are using the default set.)
Still hating my life a year later on this. I don't understand how no one else has an issue with this. Any new help?
May I suggest getting a second monitor on which you can have a whole raft of panels open all the time. It's the best way to use Photoshop, IMO.
I certainly wouldn't like having to open up a collapsed panel every time I wanted to fool with an adjustment layer.
If I'm off base, maybe you could describe, mouse click by mouse click, how you work, and why it's difficult to use the panel.
I actually finally found something like what I'm looking for, but I don't know how to make it work.
See the last post on this page: http://www.ps-scripts.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4242
That is a script that opens up the modal window of an adjustment layer instead of opening the pallete view. I just don't know how to work the script in so whenever I double click on an adjustment layer it runs the script.