When you create a document in Photoshop, instead of beginning with a blank canvas, you can choose from a wide variety of templates from Adobe Stock. Templates include assets and illustrations that you can build on to complete your project. When you open a template in Photoshop, you can work with it just as you would work with any other Photoshop document (.psd).
In addition to templates, you can also create a document by selecting one of the numerous presets available in Photoshop or create your custom sizes. You can also save your own presets for reuse.
provide inspiration and reusable elements for your documents. You can download templates from Adobe Stock that include quality graphics and illustrations right within Photoshop. You can then build on these templates to easily create documents that share common settings and design elements. Templates open as .psd files in Photoshop and generally include multiple artboards.
Blank Document Presets
are blank documents with predefined dimensions and settings. Presets make designing for specific device form factors or use cases easier. For example, you can use a preset to quickly start designing for the iPad Pro. Blank document presets have predefined size, color mode, unit, orientation, positioning, and resolution settings. You can modify these settings before creating a document using the preset.
Templates and presets are categorized into these sets:
- Art & Illustration
- Film & Video
The New Document window lets you:
- Create documents using selected templates from Adobe Stock across several categories: Photo, Print, Art & Illustration, Web, Mobile, and Film & Video.
- Find more templates and create documents using them. See Search for more templates on Adobe Stock.
- Quickly access files, templates, and items that you've have recently accessed (Recents tab).
- Save your own custom presets for reuse and quickly access them later (Saved tab).
- Create documents using Blank Document Presets for multiple categories and device form factors. Before opening the presets, you can modify their settings.
Width and Height: Specify the size of the document. Select the unit from the pop-up menu.
Orientation: Specify a page orientation for the document: Landscape or Portrait.
Artboards: Select this option if you want your document to have artboards. Photoshop adds an artboard while creating the document.
Color Mode: Specify a color mode for the document. Changing the color mode converts the default contents of the selected new document profile to a new color.
Resolution: Specify the fineness of detail in a bitmap image measured in pixels/inch or pixels/centimetre.
Background contents: Specify a background color for the document.
The Preset Details pane lets you modify an existing preset or specify fresh settings for a new one. To save your custom settings as a new preset, follow these steps:
Photoshop comes with various templates from Adobe Stock. Templates with font layers use basic fonts or fonts that can be synced from Adobe Typekit. To create a document using a template, do one of the following:
Photoshop prompts you to license the template from Adobe Stock. See Adobe Stock Help for more information about licensing and related considerations. After the template has been licensed using asset entitlements or credits in your account, you can open it as a Photoshop document for you to work on.
After the template has downloaded, click Open. While opening the template, if you're prompted to sync some fonts from Typekit, click OK.
You can now work with the open document in Photoshop just as you would work with any other .psd document.
- Downloaded templates are added to a Creative Cloud library called Stock Templates. You can access this library in the Libraries panel.
- Photoshop templates carry the .psdt filename extension. However, when you open a template, an instance of it is opened as a .psd document. Changes made to that .psd document don't affect the original .psdt template.
Aside from the preselected templates from Adobe Stock, you can search for and download numerous other such templates directly from within the New Document dialog.
- While working in the New Document dialog, enter a search string in the Find More Templates On Adobe Stock box. Alternatively, simply click Go to browse the full selection of available templates.
Photoshop opens the Adobe Stock website in a new browser window for you to explore. Search for more templates and download the one that best meets your project's requirements.
Although not recommended, you can disable the latest New Document experience and revert to the File New experience that Photoshop provided by default (in versions 2015.5 and earlier).
You can use the keyboard shortcuts for opening files (Ctrl/Cmd+O) or starting new documents (Ctrl/Cmd+N) to open this dialog box.