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I have technically designed a website in Adobe Photoshop and would like to be able to make new documents in Photoshop using the layers. I do know that you can copy and paste images from the web, screenshots etc, and the document will open up with those dimensions. Which makes dragging and dropping and or copy-and-pasting easier. I just want to be able to have the exact dimensions of the images. Anybody know how to open a new document using a layer?

Thank you, Aaron

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Does the new document need to be constrained to the image dimensions, or can it carry over the parent canvas size? –  random Jun 6 '11 at 1:43

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To make a new document from a layer, just:

  1. Right-Click on the Layer.
  2. Select "Duplicate Layer..."
  3. In the Destination > Document select "New".

If you have the original canvas size and you want just the image size, just:

  1. Go to IMAGE (on the top menu)
  2. And then "TRIM"
  3. Click "Based on Transparent Pixels" and make sure all sides of are ticked.
  4. Click OK.
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I arrived here looking for a way to do this with a hotkey solution. Its a very common process that we all do everyday. Any suggestions? –  Ben Racicot May 1 at 16:31

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