10/3/13

How to Change the Interface Color on Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop and Illustrator

I was so excited when I got my subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud until I opened the new and improved PSCC and AICC for the first time. I panicked  when I saw the UGLY dark background it comes with instead of the lighter gray like previous versions. I was about to cancel my new subscription because......and I don't mean to offend anyone.... I don't like black or dark gray sites! It messes with my eyes so bad and gives me a headache. There was no way I could or would work on something that dark day in and day out.

So I thought to myself, There has to be a way to change this, there just has to be!

So I went to the Adobe forums and found out it can be changed! I'm a happy camper now.

Many of you may have already known this, but for those of you like me who didn't know we had this option, we can change the "background color" or for the technical term, "interface"  of Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.


For those that don't know how to change it, here are some written and visual (I like visual) instructions. (You can click on the photos and they will pop up bigger to view better, then to close, just click on X in upper right hand corner)

For Photoshop:

Open your PSCC, go to Edit ---> Preferences ---> and click on "Interface". 

A window will pop up. 


Choose whatever color you want your interface/background to be under “Color Theme” and click "OK".

For Illustrator


Open your AICC, go to Edit ---> Preferences ---> and click on "User Interface". 
A window will pop up. 

Choose whatever color you want your interface/background to be under “Brightness” by using the drop down arrow and selecting your preference and click "OK" .

In AI you can use the brightness slider bar and customize the level if you do not like the options given. 



Have a super fantabulous day!






7 comments:

  1. THANK YOU!!! I hated the dark color too. Kept thinking I'd get used to it but wasn't. SOOO much easier on my eyes now!

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    1. You're welcome! So happy this post helped you! Have a fantabulous day! :)

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  2. Thank you soooo much!!!! I hated that dark color!! It's so much better now! :)

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  3. Great work dear! Learns can easily understand your step by step guideline to manage their interface color! Keep sharing and God bless you!

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  4. Hey ,
    Interface Color on Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop and Illustrator it's really important . You have shared a good interpretation . Like it .

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