The Ultimate Web Designer Workspace Setup In Photoshop | XO PIXEL

July 30, 2019 posted by

Hey, Pixels! This week, I’m going to be showing you the
ultimate web designer workspace setup in Photoshop. When you’re creating your mockups in Photoshop,
it’s important that your workspace is set up so that everything you need is within reach. Take a look below to see exactly how you should
set up your workspace in Photoshop to make your web design process more efficient and
productive than ever before. The layers panel in Photoshop is a staple
for almost all design projects. We need the layers panel to create all of
our mockups and graphics in Photoshop. In Adobe CC, we also can now use multiple
Artboards in the layers panel. This makes it easier for us to create mockups
for different screen sizes (i.e. smartphones, tablets, desktops, laptops). With the layers panel, you can now export
multiple artboards at once. The layers panel is a must-have in the web
designer’s ultimate workspace. The history panel another must-have panel
in our customized workspace. Instead of clicking command + Z hundreds of
times to revert back to a previous state, you can now easily track and revert back to
past changes and moves using the history panel. Each move and state you make are written out
for you. This is a heaven-sent tool for us web designers! As web designers, we often create different
versions or compositions (comps) of are mockups. For example, we might make two different comps
of a website mockup, with one version using a dark color and another using a light color. With the Layer Comps panel, you’re able
to manage and view multiple versions of a design all in the one document. No need to create multiple artboards or documents
to show variations of a design. That’s why the layer comps panel is a must
in the ultimate web design workspace setup. The actions panel is great to add to your
workspace. If you find you’re doing a lot of redundant
steps that you want to automate, use the actions panel. With this panel, you can record and save an
action, like drawing a rectangle, and then play (or repeat) the action as many times
as you want. If you’re using a grid framework, such as
the 960 grid, this is also where you would play the ‘960 grid’ action. That way, you can have your document automatically
setup so you can design using the 960 grid. This panel has two windows; the color panel
and the swatches panel. This panel is important since it makes it
easy for you to choose colors or create pallets as needed. If you’re using Photoshop CC, you now have
access to the awesome Libraries panel. With the libraries panel, you can save various
colors and graphics (e.g. jpegs, logos, vectors etc.) that are specific to your website mockup. You can also have multiple libraries for all
your different design projects. Instead of looking for graphics in a folder
on your drive, you can have them all saved to your CC library and access them through
any Adobe CC application. The styles panel is great to have in the ultimate
web designer workspace. The styles panel allows you to save time by
saving styles that you’ve applied to elements. For element styles that are repeated multiple
times throughout your mockup, this panel will be very useful. I find myself using this panel if I have a
certain style that I want to apply to all the buttons in my mockup. This panel has three windows; character, paragraph,
and glyphs. It’s important to have access to these text
panels as you’re designing your mockup. The text on a website is a vital part of the
website’s overall design. Without including this panel in your workspace
setup, you might miss some important styling features that you can apply to your text. Just like the panel above, this panel has
two windows; paragraph styles and character styles. Once you’ve created a specific text style,
using the character, paragraph, and glyphs panel above, you can save that style using
the paragraph styles or character styles panel. Then, you can use the style as needed. All of the workspace panels mentioned above
are used together to create the ultimate web designer workspace setup in Photoshop. Each panel helps the web designer to have
a more productive design workflow. Now, you can spend more time on designing
and less time looking for where certain tools and panels are in Photoshop. Let’s Chat Below! Do you have your own customized workspace
setup when you’re designing a website in Photoshop? If so, Leave a comment below.


2 Replies to “The Ultimate Web Designer Workspace Setup In Photoshop | XO PIXEL”

  1. XO PIXEL says:

    Hey, Pixels! This week, I’m going to be showing you the ultimate web designer workspace setup in Photoshop! Related blog post:

  2. Santos Fernando Tinga says:

    Thank u Pixel,

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