Specify columns for an image

Columns help you position images or elements precisely. The New, Image Size, and Canvas Size commands let you specify image width in terms of columns. Using columns is convenient when you plan to import an image into a page-layout program, such as Adobe InDesign, and you want the image to fit exactly within a certain number of columns.

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences > Units & Rulers (Windows) or Photoshop > Preferences > Units & Rulers (Mac OS).
  2. Enter values for Width and Gutter. (A gutter is the vertical whitespace between the columns.)

  3. Use the File > New command to create a new image, select Columns for the Width value, and enter the number of columns you need for the new document. You can also resize an open image to the number of columns required by the page layout using the Image > Image Size or Image > Canvas Size commands.

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