Much of the power of Photoshop resides in panels, and each panel has a dedicated function. There is a Layers Panel for managing layers, an Adjustment Panel for controlling color correction, a Swatches Panel for managing color swatches, and so on. The panels are normally anchored to the Panel Dock. Photoshop provides several preset default workspace configurations based on tasks that affect what is displayed on both the Panel Dock and Toolbar. The following steps will help you use the Panels in Adobe Photoshop.
This feature works the same in all recent versions of Adobe Photoshop: CS5, CS6, and Creative Cloud (CC).
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