Configurator Is Go!
There has been some talk, even before Photoshop CS4 was released, about something called the Configurator. I have to say, as a long time Photoshop user, I am really excited about this one. Configurator is a new application from Adobe that allows you to basically create your own custom panels. With all the different industries that Photoshop is used for, users will find that there are some tools and panels that they never use. For instance, you may be a retoucher and have no need for the 3D tools so why have them there. Sure you can set up workspaces but the toolbar and panels never change. They show all the tools all the time. Configurator let’s you consolidate your commonly used tools and functions into one convenient panel. Just try it and you will see what I mean. It’s a free download over at Adobe Labs. Here’s the link. Also, RC did a short video on using the Confgurator over at the Layers magazine website. Check it out.
I’ve been looking forward to Configurator since it was announced. It’s much easier to use than I’d thought. This will speed up one’s workflow because it’s no longer necessary to dig into menus to utilize commonly used tools, commands, and actions. Photoshop gets stronger all of the time, and now it’s gotten more flexible!