Make the canvas bigger Use the Relative option in the Canvas Size command Photoshop CS6


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Making the canvas bigger using the Relative option in the Canvas Size command

As we saw in the last tutorial, you can certainly add canvas size around your images in the Crop tool, but there are times when you might want to be a little bit more specific and add, say, for example, an inch to the side or to the top of your image. If that's the case, then I would suggest we go to Image and then Canvas Size. We want to add 1 inch to the left- and right-hand side. Then our total inches for Width would turn to 8. If we wanted to add 1 inch at the top but maybe 2 inches at the bottom, then I need to change my Height to 7.

Now, by default, Photoshop is going to anchor the original photo right in the middle. Of course, I can change that by clicking in any of these grid squares. If I do this on a background layer, which is what I have right now, Photoshop has to fill this additional canvas with a color. I can choose my color right here if I wanted to change it, or I could select it from the list here. When I select Other, it would also take me to the color picker. So a mor...

Making the canvas bigger using the Relative option in the Canvas Size command
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Making the canvas bigger using the Relative option in the Canvas Size command provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

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