Draft mode for Photoshop...?

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I was creating a 300 dpi poster on my dual core laptop (I know bad idea, but I had no choice)...the process was slow and laborious as you would expect. Photoshop choked at every step, handling the large file. Then it hit me - Photoshop doesn't have a draft mode like After Effects does..(or does it and I just can't find it...?). Wouldn't this be a great addition to Photoshops capabilities...?
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Dele Ajayi

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Chris Cox

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That's not really possible in an application like Photoshop. If you have a slow machine or low RAM, you can turn off effects, hide layers, or work at lower resolution as needed - but only you know which things can be ignored in your work.
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Thanks for your reply Chris, in the end I had to make a new document containing only the layers I wanted to work on. It seems that Photoshop (or my machine at least) runs slowly depending resolution and on the amount of layers whether they are visible or not.