How To Customize The Photoshop Interface Color

How To Change Photoshop Interface Color?

 Are you among those who don’t love boring stuff? A regular dark background photoshop color can bore you sometimes. The pro designers love to have their photoshop customized, be it the toolbar or the color. So don’t be a noob, be a pro at customizing your photoshop. In the post below we will teach you how to change your photoshop color. Follow the given steps.

Photoshop UI color can be changed in two different ways, check below to become a pro at changing your photoshop color.

Customize The Photoshop Interface Color By Editing The System Files

Learn to customize the Photoshop interface color by editing the system file containing each UI element’s colors.

  1. Go to your Photoshop installation folder.
    “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required”
    or, wherever your installation folder is.

2. Find the “UIColors.txt” file and create a backup of it.

3. Search “RGB color picker” in Google and select your favorite color.

Preferably, choose a darker shade to go with all themes and texts.

Copy the RGB color code [RRR, GGG, BBB]

4. Place it in a temporary text file and add the fourth opacity parameter:

[RRR, GGG, BBB, 1.0]

5. Then open the “UIColors.txt” file, and look for the below attributes.

WidgetButtonStroke = Widget buttons outline

WidgetButtonFillPressed = Selected widget buttons

WidgetPillStrokeFocused = Widget buttons outline on hovering

WidgetScrollbarArrows = Small arrows in the corner of the scrollbars

WidgetScrollbarElevatorFill = All Scrollbar

RulerText = Numbers on the ruler

ScrollingListSelectedDefault = Selected layers

6. Replace the color values in the grid with the value you created.

Make sure you are replacing color values for all four themes, or at least for the theme you are using.

From the top to the bottom row, the four rows represent the PS themes as – Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray, and Very Dark Gray.

7. Save the file.

If it requires admin access, and gives you any such prompt, provide permission and save it.

8. Restart Photoshop for the changes to take effect.

9. Done!

Replacing photoshop UI Colors system files

To make your task easier, I have provided you with some UI Colors text preset files below. You can easily change the Photoshop UI color by downloading them and replacing the codes in “UIColors.txt” in your Photoshop system files.

How to change the color of the Photoshop interface?

Download the UI colors files we have provided. It has different colors like green, orange, pink, teal, and violet. You can use them to change the colors of your Photoshop interface.

Go to your Photoshop installation folder.

“C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Required”

or, wherever your installation folder is.

  • Find the “UIColors.txt” file and create a backup of it.
  • Edit the file “UIColors.txt” via the text editor.
  • Clear all the code in the file
  • 5. Open any one of the UI Colors files I have provided through notepad.
  • Copy all the text in the UI Colors file, paste it into “UIColors.txt” and save the file.
  • Restart Photoshop for the changes to take effect.
How To Change Photoshop Interface Color
How To Change Photoshop Interface Color

Customize The Photoshop Interface Color with a Script

You can use a script to customize the Photoshop interface color.

Download the script from the link below, then double-click on it to open it. Photoshop will open as well and you will see a panel that contains all the attributes and RGB color values.

Click on the Color Swatch to edit any UI element.

When you’re done, export the “UIColors.txt” file, and save it into the “Required” folder.

C:\Program Files\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Required

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Download Color Presets and Script

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