Photoshop: Custom custom color app background

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Can someone please point me to data on how I would change the Photoshop desktop background to a custom background. (Not changing from black to grey or white) I want to use a custom background but can't seem to find how to do this. However I have seen the background changed on other's (Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby or RC's computers) Yeah I know...ask them. But if there is anyone here that either knows how to do it or can point me to the relevant article that would be great. Thank You.
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Preferences>Interface...

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Thanks Jeffery. I was already aware of that. Unfortunately Maybe I should have been a little more precise. I don't want to change the color I want to use a JPEG file or convert it to a PNG or whatever it is I need to do. My fault for not giving enough information.

Jim
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That doesn't make sense.

The OS can use an image for the system desktop - and you change that in the OS settings.

But Photoshop cannot use an image for the backdrop outside the image you are editing.
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That's what I'm saying. I watch a couple shows you may or may not be familiar with. "The Grid" and "Photoshop Users Guide" I'm not sure which host has it but they have a background similar to the one I posted below. They must know a hack for PS that allows you to insert your own image. Kind of like changing the splash image in Lightroom.
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It sounds like you are just trying to change the OS background - which you do in the OS, not in Photoshop.

Or you just want to use a particular image as the starting background for your own work -- which just means you open that image or place that image to start with.
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I've tried to add the image but it doesn't display. Hum....
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I had to change the file size to under 2MB.... So this or something like it is what I would like to set my desktop background to.