Tips to Customize Toolbar in Photoshop CC According to Your Needs

Customize Photoshop Toolbar

Adobe Photoshop CC is an updated version of Photoshop where CC stands for Creative Cloud. Although the features of Photoshop CC and the older version Photoshop CS6 are similar, there are 2 main differences. One is the payment, that is the former one, Photoshop CC is based on a monthly subscription, whereas the latter, Photoshop CS6 is a one-time thing.

Secondly, Photoshop CC offers a customizable toolbar. Why is this used? Basically, your Photoshop offers around 66 tools in its toolkit. But it’s not like we are going to all these tools every day, tight? So, in order to make it easier to organize and locate these tools easily, it makes sense to customize your toolbar based on your need.

With customization, you can easily choose the tools most used and place them all close together. Second, you can also group or ungroup tools in a way that make the most sense to you. (Grouping refers to grouping tools that are available to you when you right click on a particular Photoshop tool).

How to customize your Photoshop toolbox?

Customizing your Photoshop toolbox is really simple. But before you begin, it is a good idea to have a plan beforehand of how you want to organize your tools and how you want to group them. Once that’s ready you are ready to customize your toolbox.

  1. Go to the Edit option on the menu and select Toolbar
  2. Command + click on the ‘three dots’ icon and choose Edit Toolbar
  3. Clicking on Edit Toolbar opens a dialogue to customize your toolbar


  1. How to re-organize tools in Photoshop?

In the customizable toolbox dialogue box, there are 2 columns. The column on the left is actually where you can see the current toolbox arrangement and also edit them. To change the tool positions, choose a tool that you want to change position and simply drag it down (or up) and place it where you want it to be.

Tip: If you want to move a tool all the way to the bottom of the toolbox, it may be hard to scroll. In that case, use the right column labeled ‘Extra tools’ to store the tool temporarily. Then scroll down and drag the tool from the Extra tools section to the desired location.

  1. How to group/ungroup tools in Photoshop?

Grouping and ungrouping tools are as a simple drag and drop. Just drag the Photoshop tool that you want to move and place it in the desired location. As a simple rule, notice the blue horizontal line to help you identify the location where the tool will be placed.

Now that you have understood how to re-organize tools and group them based on your interests, go ahead and customize your Photoshop according to your needs.  Having these tools organized will help make your work a lot easier and quicker.

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