Choosing a Color Theme in Photoshop CC

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There are four “Color Themes” or levels of brightness that you can choose to display Photoshop’s interface. By default, the second-to-most dark theme is selected. You can change the theme by clicking on the color swatches in Preferences > Interface > Appearance, or use the shortcut Shift + F2 to move to a lighter color theme or Shift + F1 to cycle to a darker theme. Note: depending on your keyboard, you might have to add the function (fn) key). 

I prefer the default interface as it allows me to focus more on the image and not the interface. Plus, it’s easier on the eyes to look at a darker screen all day.  

My free video from LinkedIn Learning (Customizing the Photoshop Interface), steps through changing the Color Theme (starting at 1:35).

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Posted on 01-23-2019


  • By Nathan - 3:36 AM on January 24, 2019  

    This is really neat. I had no idea you could do this, thanks!