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How to Add a Color Bleed in Photoshop
How to Add a Color Bleed in Photoshop

Learn how to easily add a color bleed to your art piece

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Written by Printhouse
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To create a color bleed, first create a new document on your editing software, such as Photoshop, with the pixel size specifications listed on our website.

Once your document has been created, pull guides from your ruler and set them at 1.5 inches from the edge of your canvas on each side. If you don’t see your rulers, press command/control + R. To make the guides snap to rounded numbers, hold Shift while pulling them.

Now that your bleeds have been marked, add your piece to the center of your canvas and resize it to fit the edges created by the guides. Then, select your background layer and use your Eyedropper tool to select the color from your piece that you would like to use for your bleed. You can also select a color from your Color Picker or simply use black or white.

Use your Paint Bucket tool to fill in the background color. When you’re done, simply press “Save” and name your file appropriately, make sure to save it as a JPEG file. This is now ready to print.

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