Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Menus in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Menus in Photoshop‘. Menus command is found under Edit menu in Photoshop.

My name is Lalit Adhikari and we are at LTY. Let’s begin!



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Menus command under edit menu in photoshop
Menus in photoshop

Menus command again open Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus dialog box, but with Menus tab active.

Keyboard shortcuts and menus dialog box
Menus tab active in Keyboard Shortcuts and menus dialog box

In the Menus, we’ll find all the options available in Menu Bar and Panel Menus in Photoshop. We can control the visibility of options available under Menus.


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There are three types of menus in Photoshop which are as follow:

  • Application Menus
  • Panel Menus
  • Context Menus

Application Menus

Application menus are the menu items available in the top bar (or menu bar) of Photoshop. For Example: File, Edit, Image, Select, Filter, View and Window etc.

Application Menu in Photoshop
Edit menu (active) in Photoshop

Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box has ‘Menu For’ setting which allows us to choose Application Menus.

Application Menus in keyboard shortcuts and menus dialog box
Application Menus

Here, we can find all the Applications Menu items and all the options available inside them. We can choose the visibility of options as well as assign a color to a certain option.

For Example: I’ll open the File menu items in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box and change the color for New command to Red. Along with the change of color, I’ll also turn off the visibility for following commands:

  • Open…
  • Browse in Bridge…
  • Open As…
Menus tab in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box
Menus tab

The change in file menu afterwards is shown below:

File menu in Photoshop
File menu

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Panel Menus

Panel Menus are the menus available at the top-right corner of every Panel available in Photoshop. For Example: Character Panel, Layers Panel etc.

panel menu open in character panel in photoshop
Panel menu of Character Panel

Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box has ‘Menu For’ setting which allows us to choose Panel Menus.

Panel Menus under Menus tab in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box
Panel Menus

It also has same options as the above for visibility and color for different panel menus items.


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Context Menus

Context Menus is not available in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box. It is a menu which is accessible with right-clicking by active tool. For Example: If we choose Eye Dropper Tool and right click on the canvas, we’ll get the following context menu:

Context menu of eye dropper tool
Context menu of eye dropper tool

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Lalit Adhikari
Lalit Adhikari
Lalit Adhikari is the Main Author and Admin at Learn That Yourself. He has work experience of more than 10 years in the field of Multimedia and teaching experience of more than 5 years.

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