How do I set up my file using Adobe Photoshop?

Reny Tham 2020-07-16 11:04:15
Creating an artwork file in Adobe Photoshop involved a few simple steps.

1. Navigate to File > New

2. Name your file and then set the Width and Height of the artwork file. In this example, we are creating an A4 size file of 210mm x 297mm. However since Photoshop does not have bleed setting, be sure to add 3mm of bleed on each side of your canvas.. You should set your dimensions of your design canvas to 216mm x 303mm.
3. In the Resolution field, please enter at least 300 Pixels/Inch.

4. Finally, set your file to CMYK in the field Color Mode, with 16bit resolution.

These settings will help to optimise the print quality of the end product. Never mount your file in Photoshop without first configuring these fields. When all is done, your artwork file is now properly set-up, and you can start working on it!