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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Custom Sizes for Photographers

Photoshop’s dialog for creating new documents has a pop-up menu with a list of Preset Sizes. You’re probably thinking, “Hey, there’s a 4 × 6, 5 × 7, and 8 × 10—I’m set.” The problem is there’s no way to switch the orientation of these presets (so a 4 × 6 will always be a 4″ wide by 6″ tall portrait-oriented document). That’s why creating your own custom new document sizes is so important. Here’s how.

Step One.
Go under the File menu and choose New. When the New dialog box appears, click on the Preset pop-up menu to reveal the list of preset sizes. The preset sizes for photographers are the set just below the preset for Tabloid, and they include 2 × 3, 4 × 6, 5 × 7, and 8 × 10. The only problem with these is that ...

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