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My default transparency grid in Photoshop is white.

Where can I change this to transparent or some other color, so that I can more easily differentiate what is really white and what is transparent in my picture?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

As @Farray commented:

PreferencesTransparency & Gamut is where you change your transparency grid

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I use the following set-up: I still get a white background. (not in the picture, but as workspace. The alpha value in the pictures is just fine) but where are the workspace preferences? – Fabian May 4 '11 at 20:30
@Alan Ah, I think I misunderstood something. What exactly is the worksheet/workspace you're referring to? Are you talking about the white-gray checkered background or something else? – koiyu May 4 '11 at 20:38
yes, exactly. That is white. (I changed it years ago, but I don't remember where :-) – Fabian May 4 '11 at 21:26
@Alan Preferences -> Transparency & Gamut is where you change your transparency grid. – Farray May 4 '11 at 21:29
thanks! that's what I was looking for :-) – Fabian May 4 '11 at 21:31

I often make a couple of layers and put a full sized dark rectangle in one and a white rectangle in the other and place them behind the layer I'm working on. I can then switch their visibility on and off see see what's there.

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