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Record a variable canvas size in an action

Added on Thursday 17th of June 2010 09:30 am EST


Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


I’m trying to make an action that increases the canvas size, but all of my images are different sizes. When I recorded the action, I discovered that Photoshop recorded the canvas size for the recorded image, which doesn’t work for my other images. This adds more canvas than I want to some of the images and not enough to others. Is there a way to proportionately increase the canvas of each image in an action?


Yes there is. You just have to change what settings you use in the Canvas Size dialog box. When you get to the step in your action where you change the canvas size, you need to record the percentage increase instead of the dimensional increase.


To specify a new canvas size as a percentage:

1. Select Image > Canvas Size.

2.  Choose Percent from the Width and Height pop-up menus, as shown in Figure A.

3.  Enter the amount of increase...


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