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Increase the font size of Photoshop's user interface

Added on Thursday 2nd of February 2012 03:02 am EST
 

By Renée Dustman
Application:
Adobe Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5
Operating Systems:
Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

I’m very far-sighted, so I have a lot of trouble reading the names of the panels and such in Photoshop. I’ve tried adjusting my monitor’s resolution, but that just makes everything look even blurrier. Does Adobe make a version of Photoshop with large text, like there are large-type books?

Great question! No, Adobe doesn’t make a version of Photoshop specifically for the visually impaired. But you can adjust the font size of Photoshop’s options bar, panels, and tool tips.

To adjust user interface font size:

  1. Start Photoshop without opening a document.
  2. Choose Photoshop > Preferences > In...