As I showed in the previous videos,  we have a lot of options when it comes to customizing Photoshop workspaces.  Once you understand the rules, the question becomes ‘what tools do I need for my process?’.  There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so I can’t prescribe a perfect layout.  

In this video my challenge was to dissect one aspect of my process, and to give it a tailored workspace.  I chose ‘color grading’, which is a short but crucial phase in my painting process.  As you’ll see, color grading requires many more panels than I generally have on-screen - which is a bit overwhelming at first.  But it’s a great example of conditional tools: they’re only on-screen when I need them, and hidden the rest of  the time.  But this is just my example, what workspace will you design? 

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AuthorMatt Kohr