Change the workspace background colour in Photoshop

Posted by on 20 August 2007

Ok, I don’t know how useful this is but I just found out how to change the background colour of the workspace in Photoshop. I could only change the background of an open image, not the overall workspace background.


  1. Ensure you have an image open in Photoshop
  2. Choose the paint bucket tool
  3. Set the foreground colour to one of your liking
  4. Hold down shift while left clicking in the workspace area surrounding your open image
  5. This should fill the workspace with your selected colour

All future images will use this workspace colour.

Keep in mind that grey (RGB 128:128:128) is the best colour to use as it is least likely to affect the appearance of the colours within your image. I am using Photoshop 7.0.

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