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Editing a Layout

From Photoshop CS on, the Picture Package dialog box now includes an Edit Layout option. Click it to add or resize an image zone on the page. For example, click Add Zone and drag to create an image zone on the page. You can also move and resize zones using the mouse (see Figure 5). Don’t worry that the zones might look incorrect in sizes. If you make a 2x3-inch one, for example, it isn’t the same on-screen size as a 3x2-inch one, but it all works just fine in practice.

Figure 5

Figure 5 The Edit Layout option in the Picture Package lets you create custom layouts for your images.

The easiest way to edit a layout is to start with a layout close to what you want and then alter it. Before you save your layout, select the text in the Name area of the dialog box and type a new name for the layout before saving the layout. This process ensures that you don’t overwrite your original Photoshop layout. Your custom layout will be saved as a text file and will be available next time you use the Picture Package tool. This is one benefit of the Picture Package tool: once you have configured a layout, you can use it again any time.

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