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How To Add a Mirror Bleed in Photoshop
How To Add a Mirror Bleed in Photoshop

Here's how to make a mirror bleed for your canvas

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Written by Printhouse
Updated over a week ago

To create a mirror bleed, first create a new document on 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. Now, make four new duplicates of your art piece, you will have five unique copies of your piece in your canvas.

Drag one to the left, one to the right, one to the top and one to the bottom. Now select each one of these copies and right click on the transform control and press “Flip Vertically” for the top and bottom copies and “Flip Horizontally” for the left and right copies.

If you want to add color to the white squares on the corners, simply select your background layer and use your Brush Tool to color in these corners. 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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