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How can I importing a custom workspace preset into Photoshop CC

Community Beginner ,
Nov 13, 2016 Nov 13, 2016

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I'm taking a Lynda.com course: Pastel Drawing with Photoshop. A custom workspace is provided. The file name is Pastels LE.psw. It is loaded through Edit>Presets>Export/Import Presets, then restart Photoshop. But when I go to choose this workspace, it's not in the list. Is there a different way? thank you

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 13, 2016 Nov 13, 2016
You could try putting it directly in the workspace folder.On Windows 10 mine are in :C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 \Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Settings \Workspaces (Modified)Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 13, 2016 Nov 13, 2016

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You could try putting it directly in the workspace folder.

On Windows 10 mine are in :

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 \Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Settings \Workspaces (Modified)

Dave

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thank you Dave. I have a mac, and can't find any workspaces folder.

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On a Mac try here :

Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Settings/WorkSpaces

Or for modified spaces :

Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Settings/WorkSpaces (Modified)

Dave

Edit If the folders are hidden - this may help:

Access hidden Mac OS library files

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I found where to drag the file into. But it still doesn't show up in Photoshop as a workspace to choose.  I think the problem is with the file. The icon in not a document icon like other files in the WorkSpaces (modified) folder. It has the same extension .psw but the icon is a black screen shape with green letters exec. Thank you very much for your help.

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Jun 02, 2019 Jun 02, 2019

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Hi there.

You need to go to photoshop and do: Edit/Preferences/Export_Import Preferences

From there you choose the file folder and make the import.

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New Here ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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Hi Peter,

Time has passed but in case you see this post: I successfully exported and then imported, but it never showed up in the Workspace pulldown? It was a .psw file from the same version of Photoshop (2020) so I thought it would work- hoping to recover my custom settings, argh. Thanks.

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Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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Hi there,

 

I ran into the same issue – I've always been able to copy my custom workspaces and move them to a new machine without any issues, but for some reason Photoshop now makes you export and then import them through a different process.

 

EXPORT

  1. On the machine where you have your workspaces saved, open Photoshop and go to Edit -> Presets -> Import/Export Presets...
  2.  Click on the Export Presets tab
  3.  Choose which workspaces(s) to export
  4.  Choose a location to export the workspaces; copy those to a location you can access on the new device

 

IMPORT

  1.  Do the same thing in Photoshop on the new machine, but this time import the workspaces: Edit -> Presets -> Import/Export Presets...
  2.  Make sure you're on the Import Presets tab
  3.  Navigate to the location where you've saved your exported workspaces
  4.  Click Import Presets
  5.  Go to Window -> Workspace -> and your imported workspace(s) should be there!

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