Change Ruler in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Rushell, Eng

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    We don't necessarily need to have a canvas open already, but I wanted to show one as an example
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    To find out how to view the ruler, search for a video on how to do that on this website.
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    Click on "Edit" on the menu at the top of the screen
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    Go down to "Preferences" at the bottom
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    Then select "Units & Rulers..."
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    It will automatically open that section within the "Preferences" window
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    We can change the "Units" measurement in "Rulers" by clicking to open the drop-down menu
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    "Inches" is the default setting, but sometimes it's easier to work in pixels, depending on what we are working with.
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    We'll choose "Pixels" for now
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    We can also select the "Type", if we want it to be "Pixels", "Points" or "Millimeters"
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    We'll just leave ours as "Points"
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    Adjust the "Column Size" by clicking and typing in a "Width"
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    We can change the measurement of that as well, along with the "Gutter" in the same way
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    The "New Document Preset Resolutions" can be changed in the same way as the "Column Size" as well
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    We should avoid changing too much on these settings because the default settings are set up for a reason, meaning it is very easy to work with. Unless we're needing to do something very specific, such as changing one of the settings, or we need a particular size column, then that's when we would change these. Otherwise, it is recommended to leave them at the default setting.
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    Then we can select "OK" at the top right-hand corner to apply the changes
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    Alternatively, we can choose "Cancel" to go back and not save anything
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    We'll click on "OK", so the settings will be changed
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    If we are already viewing our rulers, we'll be able to see the difference.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to edit your ruler settings on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7
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    If you have any questions or comments, pop them into the section below, an we'll do our best to get back to you.
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