Open a New Document in Photoshop CS6

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    To begin, we need to open Photoshop.
    This is indicated by the blue icon at the bottom.
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    We click "File" in the top-left corner.
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    We click "New" once to bring up a new window.
    This is the first option in "File".
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    We can add a name for our document if we like.
    We can see that it's already been highlighted. We can just begin typing, and the name will be filled in automatically.
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    Then, we can click "Preset".
    We can select the paper that we want. We can choose "International Paper" and a variety of different formats, depending on what we are intending to create. It is all right to keep it at "International Paper". We click "Size". "A3" is a usual choice for a high-resolution image. It depends on us: whether we are going to create something for the Internet or maybe we need even only the "A5" size. It depends on our personal preferences.
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    Then, we can change the size manually as well.
    After we select the size, we can select the unit of measurements. The default unit is "Millimeters". We can edit "Width" and "Height" manually, which is a "Custom" preset. The size depends on specific requirements for the document and makes life a bit easier.
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    Let's click "Preset" again and put "International Paper" back as it was before.
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    Then, we should check "Resolution".
    The default value is "300". We have the option to change the measurement units. We can change this value depending on if we are going to be uploading the document to the Internet, if we want to print the document, and so on. The higher the number, the higher the resolution. Depending on our document, we should research that as well.
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    We may want to ensure that we are going to be at "RGB Color" in "Color Mode".
    This is the most compatible color mode for printing from home or office. The selection can be "Grayscale" also, but everything we will create will be in black and white. We can also select "CMYK Color", which is mainly used for offset professional printing. Color conversion may take a long time. It is recommended to stay at "RGB Color" not to have any problems.
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    Then, we can click "Background Contents".
    We select if we want our default background to be "White", "Background Color", or "Transparent" before we've done anything. It is left at "White" in this video.
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    We also have some "Advanced" options below.
    In this video, they are not touched, as the default settings are the most compatible. Depending on what we are intending to create, we might want to edit the "Color Profile" and "Pixel Aspect Ratio" options using the drop-down menu. We are going to click away from the selection and leave it as it was.
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    We can click the "Save Preset" option.
    This will set settings as general, so they will appear every time we open a new document in Photoshop.
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    Alternatively, we just click "OK" in the top right-hand corner to open our document.
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    We can also rotate our image by clicking "Image" in the top-left corner.
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    We move the cursor to "Image Rotation".
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    Then, we can turn the image 180 degrees or 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.
    Let's turn the image 90 degrees clockwise. We can see that the image will be in the landscape layout.
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