Storing and Deleting Tool Presets






Storing and Deleting Tool Presets

When you finish with a project, cleaning up and doing a little bit of housekeeping is always a good idea. The Tool Presets palette and picker can get so filled up with presets that finding the new presets you create is hard.

You have two options: You can save a project’s presets (think of it as archiving the presets in case you need them at some later date) and then delete them from the Tool Presets palette; or delete the tool presets without saving them. If you decide to delete the tool presets without saving them, be sure you won’t need them in the future because once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Saving tool presets

  1. Choose Preset Manager from the Tool Presets palette menu or choose Edit>Preset Manager.

    The Preset Manager opens, as shown in Figure. You can use the Preset Manager to create, load, save, and delete presets.

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    Figure: The Preset Manager organizes all kinds of presets including tool presets.

  2. Select Tools from the Preset Type drop-down list or press Ctrl+8/z +8 to display the tool presets.

    The list box in the Preset Manager displays all the tool presets currently loaded into the Tool Presets palette.

  3. Working down the list box, Shift+click and/or Ctrl/z +click to select the tool presets you want to save.

    You can select as many or as few presets as you like.

  4. Click Save Set.

    The Save dialog box opens with the Tools folder selected, as shown in Figure. The tool presets are stored by default in the Tools folder.

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    Figure: Enter a name for the tool presets in the File Name text box.

  5. Enter a name for the tool presets in the File Name text box.

  6. Click Save.

    The tool presets are saved for later use. You can now safely delete them from the Tool Presets palette and picker.

  7. Click Done to close the Preset Manager.

Deleting tool presets

You can delete tool presets by using either the Tool Presets palette or Preset Manager.

To delete tool presets using the Tool Presets palette, simply drag the tool presets you want to discard to the trashcan at the bottom of the palette.

TipĀ 

You can also restore the tool presets loaded by default into the Tool Presets palette and picker by choosing Reset Tool Presets from the palette or picker menu, and then clicking OK. This discards any tool presets that are not part of the default set.

To delete tool presets by using the Preset Manager, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Preset Manager from the Tool Presets palette menu or choose Edit>Preset Manager.

    The Preset Manager opens (refer to Figure).

  2. Select Tools from the Preset Type drop-down list or press Ctrl+8/z +8 to display the tool presets.

    The Preset Manager displays all the tool presets currently loaded into the Tool Presets palette.

  3. Working down the list box, Shift+click and/or Ctrl/z +click to select the tool presets you want to delete.

    You can select as many or as few presets as you like.

  4. Click Delete.

  5. Click Done to close the Preset Manager.



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