By: Kaitlyn Miller in Photoshop Tutorials on 2008-04-25
To add bleed and crop marks in Photoshop, you can follow these steps:
- Open the document in Photoshop and make sure the design extends beyond the edge of the artboard.
- Go to the "Image" menu and select "Canvas Size".
- In the "Canvas Size" dialog box, increase the width and height of the canvas by the desired amount of bleed. For example, if you want a 1/8 inch bleed on all sides, increase the width and height by 1/4 inch.
- Select the "Relative" checkbox to ensure that the original design stays centered on the new canvas size.
- Click "OK" to apply the new canvas size.
- To add crop marks, select the "Line Tool" from the toolbar.
- Draw a line at the top of the document, starting from the left edge of the bleed area to the right edge of the bleed area.
- Duplicate the line and position it at the bottom of the document, again spanning the entire width of the bleed area.
- Repeat for the left and right edges of the bleed area.
- Adjust the stroke weight and color of the lines to your desired specifications.
- Save the file as a PDF or other print-ready format that supports crop marks and bleed.
Note that the specific steps and options may vary depending on the version of Photoshop you are using.
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