Liquify - Remembering 'Show Backdrop', 'Use' and 'Mode' Settings

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Idea: within 'Show Backdrop' in Liquify we should have the ability for Photoshop to remember both a layer name within 'Use' and a setting within 'Mode'. 

For example whenever I am retouching photography for a certain client I always have two layers within the PSD im sent. The image itself and a layer ALWAYS called 'Retouch Notes' with drawings on how he wants the image to be liquified. So I always go into Liquify and choose 'Retouch Notes' layer with 'Use' and 'Show Infront' within 'Mode'. This allows me to look at the notes whilst liquifying the image. 

If im working on a lot of files it could save a lot of time if I wasn't having to constantly re-enter these settings.What do you all think of this idea? I'm quite surprised something as simple as this hasn't already been implemented. I'd really appreciate if this could become a feature.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Idea: Liquify in Photoshop allows users to remember 'Show Backdrop' settings.

Problem: At the moment when Liquify is opened in Photoshop the options within the 'Show Backdrop', the 'Use' and 'Mode' settings are set to their defaults each time and must always be changed manually.

Solution: Allow users to save their own defaults so nothing needs to be changed everytime liquify is opened. Eg. For a retoucher they may have in 'Use' the option to type out a layer they always want selected eg 'Retouch notes'  and in Mode choose 'Infront' so they can simultaneously retouch and check the guidelines for an image.

In an E-commerce retouching studio often over 80 PSD's are being worked on a day all coming with identical layers. For example this could be the 'background layer' and a layer with text and sketching called the 'Retouch notes' as a guideline for what to do. Each time in Liquify the retoucher is having to manually select 'retouch notes' in the use section and  'infront' in the mode section. 

In a fast paced working environment it would make a big difference to the overall daily workflow pace if this subtle change of saving settings within the 'show backdrop' section of liquify was implemented.

Thank you.
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This would make many, many retouchers happy and it's a continuous source of frustration when you have to re-assign the background 100x a day.