CreativePro Tip of the Week: Quickly Resize the Photoshop Canvas with Reveal All and Trim

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If you’ve ever designed with type in Photoshop, you’ve probably encountered a situation where changing the size or font caused the text to not fit on the canvas any more.

Most folks would use the Canvas Size command to, well, increase the canvas size. But that’s pretty tedious because you have to enter specific values for the width and height, and the anchor location.

Here’s a much easier way to deal with the problem of content not fitting on the canvas: use the Reveal All command. It’s found in the Image menu with the same group of commands as Canvas Size.

Just choose it, and the canvas is increased to fit the type (and any other content that extended past the edge of the canvas).

Need to shrink the canvas quickly to fit your content? Then use the Trim command, also located in the Image menu. Note that unlike Reveal All, Trim gives you a dialog box with options for resizing the canvas.


Posted on: September 14, 2017

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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