6 Tips For Making Photoshop CS6 Faster
TimothyBlake • August 27th, 2012
Photoshop CS6 is truly an amazing application, and adobe have made some fantastic enhancements. The only drawback I found upgrading from CS3 to CS6 was the speed differential between the two applications. When using Photoshop CS6 I always felt i was unable to work efficiently, because i found it was incredibly slow. I’m sure I’m not the only person to express the same feelings towards CS6.
In this video article which is short, but insightful we are going to share some really easy tips for making Photoshop faster. The quick tips don’t require you to be a Photoshop wizard, in order to implement the amendments. We have put together a video screencast, which makes the tips extremely easy to follow.
Follow Along with me on the video screencast
Adjusting The memory use allocated to Photoshop
If you allocate Photoshop to use more of the ram, this will speed up Photoshop. When you allocate ram don’t allocate too much ram to Photoshop, because it will decrease speed of other programs which you may have running alongside Photoshop.
Closing any large files in Photoshop
Always close large files which you may have open in Photoshop, which you may not be using. Having to many large files open, and running will significantly decrease the speed.
Turning off features
Turning off unnecessary features in Photoshop CS6 will significantly increase the speed, turning offer the following options. Turn off animated zoom, and turning off image previews.
Changing cache in Photoshop
What i found helped increased the most was changing the levels in Photoshop. C hanging the cache from to 4 to 1 was a huge help.
Change drawing mode
I’m not entirely sure if this is a default setting, but ensuring drawing mode is basic you will notice a difference in speed.
I’m sure i am just scratching the surface upon ways how you can increase speed, and efficiency in Photoshop. I would love to hear your tips, as well as your thoughts on the article. Has it been of any help to you the video?