Comments on: Photoshop Canvas Color Tip The latest news about the top pixel wrangling application on the planet. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 15:12:44 +0000 hourly 1 By: Evan Evan Tue, 10 Jan 2006 23:24:57 +0000 I dont care what its called be it “canvas” or what ever. I was really confused when my it changed to white and couldent figure out what I did. It buged the crap out of me.

By: John MacLean John MacLean Thu, 16 Jun 2005 08:11:57 +0000 Pierre,

If you’re in OS X, another funny is to use a screen shot as the “Desktop Picture”. But lewd images at work could probably get the user fired before they figure out what’s going on!

By: Phosphor Phosphor Thu, 16 Jun 2005 00:04:27 +0000 Many of us on the Adobe Photoshop Forums have taken to calling that normally-gray area “the apron.”

Seems as good a name as any, and should prevent any confusion with how we know the artboard to behave in Illustrator.

By: Jonathan Wills Jonathan Wills Wed, 15 Jun 2005 23:26:58 +0000 The use of the term “canvas” in this article is misleading. Photoshop’s canvas is the editable area of the document window, and is referred to in the Canvas Size and Rotate Canvas commands. When you increase the size of your canvas, the default canvas color is the background color in your tool palette, so you change the canvas color by changing the background color using the color picker.

In other apps, this area is often called the artboard, but since this area is not a active area in Photoshop, that name is also a misnomer. You can make up any name you want, but don’t call it the canvas.

By: Pierre Courtejoie Pierre Courtejoie Wed, 15 Jun 2005 17:27:29 +0000 Another fun trick (but quite elaborate) for getting free beers from co-workers is to take a screen capture from Photoshop,create a new document (it will use the screen capture dimensions), pasting the screen capture.

Now, set Photoshop to display the image at 100% magnification (double-click the zoom tool)
Hide the palettes (tab)
Set Photoshop in full screen mode without menu bar (F, F)
If necessary, hide the rulers (CTRL/Command+R)

You now have the screen capture of Photoshop filling the whole screen, without any real interface showing. Choose the path selection tool (A) to further confuse your friend. He’ll think that Photoshop is frozen. Provide help, in exchange of a fresh one :D

By: Pierre Courtejoie Pierre Courtejoie Wed, 15 Jun 2005 17:15:36 +0000 Well, I’d say that it is undoable, using the same technique, provided that one has the original values: 192, 192, 192