Creating a Specific Sized Document Adobe Photoshop CC
Hey there in this video we're going to create a document a specific size in this case it's going to be a postcard but you can do the same thing for us letter or a four a three. It's a great way of getting started on a specific size ready to go for your project. Alright, let's learn how to do that now in Photoshop. Alright to get started. What we're gonna do is we're going to create a new page and bring our image into it. I find that so much easier. It doesn't matter whether you're new or advanced, it's just easier to do it that way rather than let's say opening up the image. Okay and then going to image and going to canvas size and then kind of cropping it down and which way does it cropping? That's a way of doing it. But I'll show you the sneaky way. It's a little bit easier so to get started, what we're going to do is we're gonna go to file and we're going to go to new. I find it's better to create a document the right size and then drag our content into it. Now in this new document ...
window you can totally just like start typing sizes and resolution. Okay. And you can change it from inches to pixels, two millimeters at the top here are some handy presets so you can get a photo and I've got my kind of traditional photograph ratios. I've got print there's my U. S. And a four size is now just know that there's this little thing that says view more because there's all sorts of stuff all tucked in there and art and illustration web and the one we want we want a postcard and this is hidden into an illustration. You can see him there, look on him now just so you know as well this is the US size for postcards. Postcards turns out weirdly as I've moved around the world aren't the same size like business cards. They're all different in different parts of the world which is kind of weird. But anyway four inches by six inches. I want mine to be landscape. Okay and we're not gonna just leave everything here matching mine the resolution the same in the color mode. We'll talk about those a little later in the course they're boring. Not boring but we'll do them a little bit later. So yours looks like mine. Let's click create. Great so there's my postcard um First thing we want to do is we want to go to file and try and save it weirdly in Photoshop is one of those little weird things where it won't let you save it. It's basically saying like you haven't done anything. No no nothing worthy of saving at least I don't know why. So you can either do something like grab the type tool and start typing or just go to file. Save as you end up at the same place. Okay. Um So what we're going to do is I'm gonna put mine on my desktop. I'm going to call mine all star postcard. Star postcard now at the end here I like the V system V one V two V three. Never call it a draft or final finals like the Kiss of Death. If you call it final, you'll be calling it final two. Some of you are laughing because that's what you do. I do it to you. V one V 2 works for me and I'm going to click safe. The next thing I wanna do is I want to bring in my gradient kind of background thing and so I'm going to open up the file I was working with earlier so say you are following along with this. Um Of course you might have a file save somewhere neatly. Okay. That's got this gradient that we worked on in the last video. Okay If you don't you can go to file, open and open up under exercise files, under shapes. Oh three shapes. There's one called gradient image. Just to save you in case you forgot to save it. I'm using this original one. Okay, It's got text and stuff on here. What I want to do is I'm going to click on the word shoes. Okay. Whatever that layer is gonna grab my move to Okay click hold and drag I'm going to move it, hold hold hold, holding, holding, holding holding and drag it down here. Why I find this easier is can you see it's actually not the right size? Okay. I find it's just easier to do this and maybe transform it. So with it selected edit, transform scale and I can see it's just a little too big so I can hold down shift and it's still the wrong proportions. So I'm gonna kind of leave it there and holding shift in the corners and get it to the right size. Alright. Friends, that is how to create a document. It doesn't really matter what you're doing. We just did a postcard but you can do anything and I find it's easier to like bring everything you need into it and resize it to what you need, knowing that it is ready to go. All right, let's get into the next video.