Create New Document in GIMP Application

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to create a new document in GIMP in Windows 7.

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Steps

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    To begin, you should have GIMP open.
    There is a VisiHow tutorial on how to open GIMP.
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    You may have a toolbox that's blocking the options along the horizontal menu.
    If so, click and drag the "Toolbox" border to move the window away.
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    Next, click "File" from the horizontal menu at the top of the window.
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    From the drop-down menu, click "New...".
    Alternatively, press "Ctrl" + "N' on the keyboard. A small dialogue box will appear.
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    You can click the "Template" drop-down menu.
    There are standard dimensions, paper sizes, and other types of media on this list.
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    Click a template.
    The width and height of the document will be updated automatically.
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    You can manually adjust the "Height" and "Width" values by typing numbers or by clicking the arrows.
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    You can click the unit drop-down menu to change measurement units.
    These height and width units are in a grey box on the right.
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    You can click on the grey box to change the units of your measurements.
    Let's click "inches".
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    You can alter the orientation between the portrait and landscape modes.
    You can do this by selecting one of the two boxes below the height and width measurements. Underneath that, you will see "Advanced Options".
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    Click "Advanced Options" to reveal an area where you can select resolution, color, and fill.
    You can also add comments.
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    You can adjust "X resolution" and "Y resolution" by typing numbers or using the arrows.
    "Color space" and and "Fill with" can be adjusted by selecting an option from the drop-down menus.
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    You can click "Reset".
    This will change all of the settings back to the default settings.
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    You can also click "Cancel" if you do not want to create a new document.
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    If you are satisfied with the settings, click "OK" to create your new document.
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