How to set up a full bleed design in Photoshop
2006 at 09.45 am posted by Veerle Pieters
Not sure if this is a cool tip, but this is something I always do when I start on a full bleed design in Photoshop (I mean a design for print, obviously). I thought I share this one with you…
Here is was I do:
- I create a new document using the exact dimensions
- I add guides on all sides of the document (make sure Snap to Document Bounds is checked in the View menu)
- I add the bleed area by enlarging the Canvas Size (Image > Canvas Size)
For me it's just a logical thing to do, but I know from reading the comments on my blog, that everyone does things differently. I'm curious now, do you do exactly the same or do you have a smarter trick?
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