In dialog boxes referencing width and height (New File, Image Size, Canvas Size, etc.) if you change units of measurement for one of the dimensions Photoshop will automatically match the units for the other dimensions (i.e. if you select pixels as the units for width, Photoshop automatically changes the height to pixels). If you need to enter in two different units of measurement, holding down the shift key will override this feature to allow different units for each value.
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Add a relative amount to a canvas by selecting in Image > Canvas Size and checking the “Relative” option. You can also control the Canvas extension color by selecting it with in the Canvas Size dialog box. Note: this option is only available if you are working with an image that contains a Background, otherwise, Photoshop will fill the added area with transparency.
To make a document the same size as another open document, while in the Image Size or Canvas Size dialog box, select the other open document from the bottom of the Window menu (PS will automatically fill in the values).
One can always select Image > Canvas Size in order to numerically add or subtract to the width or height of your image. But if you would rather eyeball it, try using the Crop tool. Drag out a crop marquee and release the mouse. Then, grab one of the anchor points and drag it beyond the visible image area. When the crop is applied,the area outside of the image and within the crop marquee will be added to the image canvas.
Note: If you can’t drag the crop outside of the image because the image windows is in the way, try zooming out or using full screen mode.
To add transparency around the image (instead of filling the added space with the background color) convert the Background into a layer by dragging the Lock icon to the trash before cropping.
To make a document the same size as another open document, while in the Image Size and Canvas Size dialog boxes, select the other open document from the bottom of the Window menu and Photoshop will automatically fill in the values.
To use the Crop tool to add canvas to your image, drag out a crop and release the mouse. Then, drag the crop handles outside of the image area and apply the crop. The area outside of the image will be added to the canvas. Note: to add transparency around the image (instead of filling the added space with the background color) convert the Background into a layer by selecting Layer > New > Layer From Background (or by double clicking on the word Background in the Layers panel).