Change Photoshop CS6 Dark Interface Color Scheme to Light

Apr 20, 2012 - 14 Comments

Change Photoshop CS6 Color Theme

Don’t like the dark user interface and color scheme of the Photoshop CS6 beta? You can easily change it by cycling through four different theme choices, ranging from the default darkest grey, dark grey, medium grey, and light gray.

Hit Shift+Function+F2 to lighten the Photoshop UI or Shift+Function+F1 to darken the interface elements. If you’re averse to keyboard commands, you can find the interface options within Photoshop Preferences as well.

This tip comes to us from the unofficial Photoshopsupport.com, thanks for sending it in Max!

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Customize, Tips & Tricks

14 Comments

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  1. Ruben Stadman says:

    it doesn’t work for me, option is alt instn’t it?

  2. Jim says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, I hated that dark look!

  3. EagleTiTi says:

    @Ruben Stadman option is not alt just press shift+F2 to lighten and shift+F1 to darken photoshop UI.

  4. Meh says:

    Is it just me or did they seriously dumb down Photoshop in recent years :O

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  6. cbrant says:

    I happen to like the dark look. It works for me

  7. Peter says:

    Shift+F1/F2 is for windows.

  8. kunal says:

    Thanks a lot.. i hate that black

  9. Khurram says:

    this is great, It is hard to work on dark theme

  10. Howard says:

    So glad to be able customize all the way from dark gray to light gray!

  11. ArnoldBocklin says:

    Great tip – really not lovin’ the dark theme!

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