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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 117 of 118

Scratch Disk Is Full


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 117 of 118

Scratch Disk Is Full


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Scratch Disk Is Full

All right, then, on occasion you'll be working on a document, and you're gonna find that suddenly funder shops stops working in. What happens when you attempt to do something is whatever it is you're trying to do. It might be applying to filter. It might be moving a layer. Ah, warning will come up that says, Scratch discus full. What happens is Photoshopped needs to contain your picture in your computer's memory. Your computer only has so much memory, and if you start opening extremely complex images and you're running out of memory, you don't just don't have a huge amount of memory. Then it starts using your hard drive as a substitute for memory. And when it does, that's known as your scratch disk. Your hard drive is much slower than normal memory, so when that starts to happen, photo shop slows down, but it can still continue working. Well, you should. If you ever get that scratch, discuss full message, which I won't be ableto force to show up. It'll just happen when your hard drive ...

is close to full on. You're working on a big picture if you go to photo shop preferences performance. Actually, it's not there. It used to be, I think, uh, come on. No, scratch this. It now has its own section right here. It's going to tell you which hard drive photo shop is going to use when you start running low on memory. This is where it's going to start storing information temporarily as you work. And it's when that hard drive fills up that you're going to get a message that says you're scratches this full. I cannot complete what you asked for, where the problem is when that happens. If you attempt to save your picture, your hard drive's full and you won't be able to save your picture. So what if you did a bunch of stuff to it that took you a lot of time? And now you're tempting to save, and it says a your hard drive's full When you try to save you try to do something in photo shop, and it says your scratched trash disk is full was a few things you can do. The first thing you can do is here in your preferences on your scratch. This if you have more than one hard drive connected to your computer, then and here there'll be a list of more than one drive. I only have one drive at the moment, but if you have more than one, you could turn on the check box for the other drives that air here. You can also change the order of the list, and I would put your fastest drive at the top. Drives that are known as SSD drives will be much faster than spinning hard drives. And so if you happen to have any of those, I'd put it near the top of list. But if you always have more than one drive connected to your computer, I'd turn on the check box for the other drives. The only problem with that is this is only gonna start being used the next time you quit when you start photo shop again. So what can I do if I'm trying to save my image? And it's saying my hard drives full well, If it's saying your hard drive is full, you can go to the edit menu, and there's a choice in here. Believe it's an edit called Purge. Take me just a minute. Here it is, and under purge its listing, some of the things that it has to keep track of. That takes up memory that aren't always completely necessary. One of those things would be the clipboard. It's great out right now, because I haven't copied anything when you copy something that's stored in the clipboard. But if I had copied, let's say a huge image was a panorama really high resolution. I select all on copied and it did something with it. And now I come to this menu in clipboards available Well, if you choose it, it would clear out was on your clipboard, freeing up some memory. The other thing you could dio is purge your histories. That means don't allow me to undo what I've done. Up until now, we still have the end result sitting there. We still have the layers that it's made from, but we could clear out the undue list, which is what's found in the history panel, and that would free up a lot of memory as well. And that memory might be using up your scratched this. Therefore, it would free up some of your scratch disks, base or weaken, purge all, which is everything that's in this list and Therefore, that's one thing that could be done. If that doesn't clear up enough space where you can save your image yet, then go over to bridge in Enbridge. It'll take me in my moment to find it's not often you go here. But if you got a bridge and choose preferences, there should be an area in here called Cash in a Cash is where bridge will store a bunch of previews for the images that you've browsed recently so that if you return to the same folder again in the future, it doesn't have to inspect the images in create new previews instead already has thumb on hand. And so that means there is a file on your hard drive that's hidden from your view that bridge is using to keep track of the, um, thumbnails in the previews that it has. And if you choose this section Enbridge Preferences called cash management, Then right here is a button called Purge All Local Cache files. This means get rid of all those previews that I'm storing eso that the next time I view a folder, it's gonna have to create the previous fresh, which will make it take just a little bit longer to preview images, but it will free up a lot of space on your hard drive. You can find out how much by going up here to cash and seeing how high this number is set. The higher it is, the more space it's going to take up. The other thing I would do if he still can't save is I would simply empty the trash if you have anything in your trash or recycle Bryn when it comes to windows, Empty the trash Philip More to free up more space.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 is a feature-rich creative force, perfect for turning raw ideas into audience-wowing images. With Ben Willmore as your guide, you can master it faster than you think and take on a new decade of projects.

Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail


a Creativelive Student

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The short lessons makes it easy to find things. Clear explanations, structured content, great examples, handbook plus practice images - this class is worth x10 the price! I have seen many of Ben's classes and I'm so happy you created this one, love it

Madelaine Enochs

Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!