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Chapter 4. Super Size Me: Resizing and C... > Custom Sizes for Photographers - Pg. 101

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital 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 4x6", 5x7", and 8x10"--I'm set." The problem is there's no way to switch the orientation of these presets (so a 4x6" 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: Custom Sizes for Photographers Step One: Go under the File menu and choose New. When the New dialog 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 Tabloid preset, and they include 2x3", 4x6", 5x7", and 8x10". The only problem with these is that their orientation is set to portrait and their resolution is set to 300 ppi by default. So, if you want a land- scape preset at less than 300 ppi, you'll need to create and save your own. Step Two: For example, let's say that you want a 5x7" set to landscape (that's 7" wide by 5" tall). First enter 7 inches in the Width field, 5 inches in the Height field, choose your desired Color Mode, and then enter a Resolution (I entered 212 ppi, which is enough for me to have my image printed on a high-end printing press). Once your settings are in place, click on the Save Preset button. Continued Resizing and Cropping Chapter 4 101