PS-35 - How to create a Perfect Guides

21 December, 2014

Creating grid is very easy inside photoshop and there are two method to do that. One is entering the value in the popup window and another is manually. I'll explain both method here.

Guides will come in handy, in fact if you want to create a Print bleeds inside photoshop , you need to create guide first.

To Create Print Bleed inside photoshop, check this tutorial Tutorial 34 - How to create a Print bleed for your canvas

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01. Here's a simple document 8 x 10 (reduced by 50 percent). First lets create the grid with the value method, then we will see the manual method.

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02. Go to View menu and select 'New Guide...' and on the New Guide window, do not enter any value, just leave it to 0px and click OK. Repeat this step again for the other orientation.

This will creates a guide on top and left of the canvas. It does not matter even if you move the ruler. If you don't know what i am talking about, Check this tutorial Tutorial 25 - Adjusting the Scale position

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03. To create the guide on the other sides, Go to the New Guide window and enter the dimension of your canvas in the vertical and horizontal position.

Here's the thing, if you get confused between which one is width and which one is height. Remember, Vertical is for width and Horizontal is for height. You can remember 'H' in Horizontal for 'H' in height.

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04. If you prefer the manual method, just turn on the 'Snap' from the View menu, this will snap the guide to the edge of the canvas when you drag from the ruler and move closer to the edge.

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PS-34 - Creating a Print bleed to your canvas

13 December, 2014

Creating a print bleeds is something which the web designers or other web user won't use much, but when we need to print something with a proper printing guidelines then we will be wondering how to get it done.

It's the easiest thing you can do inside Photoshop. This will work on all your documents but for the sake of this tutorial i'll create from a new document.

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01. I'll create a new Wallet size document, which is 2x3 inches with 300dpi.

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02. If your ruler is in pixels, change to inches. Not that it matters, but it is a good practice when working with print documents.

Drag and drop the Guide to all four edges. The guide is the original document size, and whatever space outside the guide (after we extend the document) is the bleed.

To create a Perfect Guides, check this tutorial Tutorial 35 - How to create a Perfect guides

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03. Now go to Image menu and select 'Canvas Size.' In the Canvas size window add the bleed to the existing width and height. I'll add .25 to the width and height of my document. Leave other options as it is.

If your document ruler is set to inches, the Width and Height will show you in inches automatically, if not you have to manually use the dropdown to change from pixel to inches.

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04. Click OK on the Canvas size window to extend your document.

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05. If the foreground and the background color is set to default (foreground to black and background to white), after you extend the document the bleed area will be in white (background color)

If you want the bleed area to be in different color, then use the Canvas extension color dropdown in the Canvas size window. You can also click on the Color well (small box next to the dropdown) to open the Color picker window.

Note, the canvas extension color will change the color only to the extended area (outside the guide) and does not affect the original document background (inside the guide)

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We love to hear from you! (Graphicriver: BeekeeperDesign)

12 December, 2014

We love to hear from you!

Comments and feedbacks are greatly appreciated. To make it easier we have New Purchase Feedback and General Comments forms for the BeekeeperDesign graphicriver page. These forms are added to the main profile page and also added to all the individual sale items (you should see it at the bottom of the page, after description)

If you have purchased the item you can use the 'Purchase feedback page' or if you have any suggestions you can use the 'Comments and Suggestions.' This will help us to grow and make better items in the future. If it is required we will update the existing items. So if you have already purchased it, don't worry you can still re-download the updated version.

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