Enlarging the canvas


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Enlarging the canvas

You might think of a photo that's open in the Editor as sitting on a virtual canvas. You can change the size of the canvas without changing the size of the photo itself. Why would you want to do that? Well, you might want add a little extra space at the bottom of the photo to add a caption or maybe you want a little extra space around the entire photo, so there is room to add a graphic frame or maybe you want a lot of blank space around a photo, so that you can create a scrapbooking page with other graphic and photographic elements on it. Let me show you how to increase the canvas size of this photo without changing the photo size.

I have enabled the rulers by going up to the View menu and choosing Rulers from there. The rulers tell me that without any additional canvas, this image is about 1.5/1 inches and I can see that same information down here in the document information field. If you don't see the document dimensions in your document information field, click the arrow to the...

Enlarging the canvas
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Enlarging the canvas provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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