The New Document dialog

If you’ve updated Photoshop to CC 2017, you will have noticed a fairly big change in the New Document dialog box.  (You can learn how to create new Photoshop documents with the new Start Screen here).

Photoshop New Document Dialog Box

Some long-time Photoshop users are finding the new New Document dialog box to be a bit clunky and would prefer to get back to the streamlined “old school” version where you just type in the dimensions and resolution you want, without wading through presets and templates.

Here’s how you can change back to the more familiar dialog box.

  1. On the mac, choose Photoshop CC > Preferences > General (shortcut is Cmd + K)
    On the pc, choose Edit > Preferences > General (shortcut is Ctrl + K)
  2. Click in the checkbox beside Use Legacy “New Document” Interface to enable it.Photoshop General Preferences
  3. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box and next time you create a new document, you’ll see the more familiar legacy New Document dialog box.Legacy or old version of the New Document in Photoshop
  4. If you decide at a later time that you would like the new New document dialog back again, just go back into the same option in Preferences and uncheck it.

Hope you find that useful 🙂

Jennifer Farley

Jennifer Farley is an illustrator, designer, author and design teacher based in Ireland. She has been teaching design for over 14 years and helps people learn Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom,Illustrator and graphic design skills to improve their job prospects and their business.

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