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10 Tips to Speed Up Your Photoshop


Is your Photoshop running a bit sluggish at times? There might be a way to speed things up. Here’s a helpful 10.5-minute video by photoshopCAFE that goes over 10 tips that will help you squeeze the fastest possible performance from the program.

Here’s a rundown of the 10 tips covered in the video (along with the timestamps where they’re found):

  1. 00:50: Lose the welcome screen
  2. 01:30: Shrink the New Document window
  3. 02:00: Increase Recent Documents to 100
  4. 02:45: Use 80% of your RAM
  5. 03:20: Fix display issues
  6. 03:48: Legacy compositing
  7. 04:15: Scratch disk
  8. 05:38: Don’t copy and paste
  9. 06:40: Free up resources
  10. 07:42: The fix all (resetting preferences)

Here’s an article we published a few years ago with a closer look at a few of the tips covered in this video.