Add White to the Bottom of a Photo

by Grant
(Austin, TX)

I want to put some type on the bottom of a picture over white. Is there a way to add the extra white to the bottom without covering up any of the existing picture? Thanks.

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Here's How To Add To Your Photo
by: Rick

Hi Grant, Excellent question! Thanks for asking. Just follow the few easy steps below to add white to the bottom of your photo:

Step 1-
Under the Image menu choose Resize > Canvas Size.
A dialog box will open.

Step 2-
Check the Relative box, and in the Height field enter the amount of white you want to add to the bottom of your photo. Leave the Width field at 0.

Step 3-
For Anchor click on the top arrow. This will put the added space on the bottom of your photo.

Step 4-
Use the Canvas extension color drop-down to select White.

Step 5-
Click OK and you should see the amount of white you specified in the dialog box added to your photo.

Now if you want to add type on the white just choose the Type tool and type away. Your type will automatically be on a new layer.

If you need to reposition the type, make sure the type layer is selected in the Layers palette and then use the Move tool to move it to where you want.

That's all you have to do. Thanks for the great question Grant. I hope this helped.

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