by Julieanne Kost

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March 31, 2011

Tool presets can save hours of time a week depending on the tools you use. For example, if you have three different fonts that you use for different clients all at certain sizes with specific alignment options, colors etc., simply set those options and, at the far left of the Options bar, click the tool icon to display the Tool Presets Picker (or select Window > Tool Presets to view the Tool Presets panel). Click the New Preset icon (the dog-eared page icon) to save your preset. You can also click the arrow for a variety of additional options such as saving and loading tool presets that you may share between machines and/or with friends.  Obviously Tool Presets go far beyond fonts, as they can save any tool’s options such as cropping sizes, dodge and burn settings,paint brushes etc.



  • By GayleV - 7:41 AM on March 31, 2011  

    I have used tool presets with cropping and brushes, but I never thought of it for fonts. THANK YOU! That will save me lots of time!

  • By Matt - 1:45 AM on April 12, 2011  

    Hello Julianne,

    I am desperatly searching for a short cut to reset a Local adjusment properties in Camera Raw.

    When you click on New “local adjustment”, it keeps values of the previous adjustment.

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    • By Julieanne Kost - 7:42 AM on April 12, 2011  

      If you hold down the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) key the word “Effect” (near the top of the Adjustment Brush panel) changes to “Reset”. Click reset to reset all of the sliders at once. To only reset a single slider double click on the name of the slider.