Staying Organized – Creating a Workspace

Posted on 2011/11/11 at 05:45 by daarken 5 Comments

In the freelance world time is money. Searching for windows and palettes can waste a lot of time and energy. Daarken will show you how to improve your workspace by creating and saving custom workspace layouts in order to increase your speed and efficiency.

5 Comments on "Staying Organized – Creating a Workspace"

  1. Eludor · 2011/11/23 at 01:47 · Reply

    Cool to see how you work.

    Funny thing is, mine is almost the same.

    Got a friend who always says that the machine has to fit you, not the other way around.
    And he always configures his keybinding ins strange ways, even in every game. (especially shooters, where the layout is almost the same).

    But he’s right.

    I think what he don’t want to believe is, that the standard layout could also fit to people.

  2. nib · 2011/11/23 at 07:03 · Reply

    As far as I can see, you pick color through the default Color Picker window (really “painful” work – reach color button, click, choose the color, click, reach OK button, click – and then again, and again). I wonder if you have tried any color picking plug-ins, allowing to pick a color in one click? “MagicPicker”, for example?

    • daarken
      daarken · 2011/11/23 at 07:35 · Reply

      I have my stylus trigger bound to alt (eye dropper). The only time I open the color palette is when I want a color that isn’t on my canvas or when I want to be more precise. I haven’t tried any of those plug-ins though.

  3. Tirohoum · 2012/03/12 at 09:59 · Reply

    Daarken, you have CS3. I have CS5. there are some things you say that i can’t do on my paintings. like DPI settings, and the bar that you have on the whole right side of the screen for THIS video. maybe i need to open some things up that i dont know about. Anyways, i love your work. you’re a great artist and i hope to be close to your expertise in digital painting one day. practice practice practice :)

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/03/12 at 10:20 · Reply

      DPI settings are in all versions of Photoshop. You can specify your DPI when you first create your document or by going to image – image size. I’m not really sure which “bar” you are talking about.

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