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Chapter 3. Startup > To create a new image:

To create a new image:

Choose File > New (Ctrl-N/Cmd-N).

Enter a name in the Name field .

In the New dialog box, enter a Name and enter Width, Height, and Resolution values. Also choose an image Mode and click a Contents type for the Background.

Choose a unit of measure from the pop-up menus next to the Width and Height fields.

Enter Width and Height values.

Enter the Resolution required for your final output device—whether it’s an imagesetter or the Web (resolution issues are discussed on pages 53–56).

Choose an image mode from the Mode pop-up menu. You can convert the image to a different mode later (see “Image modes,” starting on page 29).

Click Contents: White or Background Color for the Background. To choose a Background color, see pages 179–182. Or click the Transparent option if you want the bottommost tier of the document to be a layer.

Note: An image that contains one or more layers can only be saved in the Photoshop, Photoshop PDF, or TIFF file format. If you’re going to export the file to another application, though, you’ll need to save a flattened copy of it in another format, since few applications can read Photoshop’s layer transparency. (More about layers and transparency in Chapters 7 and 14.)

Click OK. An untitled image window will appear (Win) /(Mac OS) .

A new, untitled image window (Windows)

A new, untitled image window (Mac OS)


If you want the New dialog box settings to match those of another open document, with the New dialog box open, choose the name of the image that has the desired dimensions from the bottom of the Window > Documents submenu.



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