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4.  Dialogs and Docking

4.1.  Creating Dialogs

Most dockable dialogs can be created in more than one way, but all of them can be created using the File->Dialogs menu from the Main Toolbox, or by using the Add command in the Tab menu from any dialog. As a convenience, there are also three pre-built docks you can create using the File->Dialogs->Create New Dock menu path from the Main Toolbox:

Layers, Channels and Paths

This gives you a dock containing:

  • The Channels dialog

  • The Layers dialog

  • The Paths dialog

  • The Undo dialog

Brushes, Patterns and Gradients

This gives you a dock containing:

  • The Brushes dialog

  • The Patterns dialog

  • The Gradients dialog

  • The Palettes dialog

  • The Fonts dialog

Misc. Stuff

This gives you a dock containing:

  • The Buffers dialog

  • The Images dialog

  • The Document History dialog

  • The Image Templates dialog

[Tip] Tip

Just because you have a lot of flexibility does not mean that all choices are equally good. There are at least two things we recommend:

  1. Keep the Tool Options dialog docked directly beneath the Main Toolbox at all times.

  2. Keep the Layers dialog around at all times, in a separate dock from the Main Toolbox, with an Image Menu above it. (Use “Show Image Menu” in the dialog Tab menu to display the Image menu if you have somehow lost it.)

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