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At the end of this quick video you’ll see how to change the width of your website designs using the Photoshop Artboard tool.

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Before we get into images I’m going to show you, - I find it tough to work to exact measurements.

Say 690 pixels wide, - that’s exactly what we should be working to, but I need to see a little buffer around the edges here, - a little bit of edging just to see what it’s going to look like when it’s sitting inside a bigger screen. So to do that I’m going to grab the Artboard tool.

It’s hiding underneath the Move tool. OK I’m going to click on this one here where it says LG Desktop. I’m going to scroll down till I get to the middle bits, - I’s going to drag this out a bit, drag that out a bit. It doesn’t really matter how far, because what’s going to happen is, if I turn my guides back on, you’ll see the guides are still where they should be. Ok they’re still at 960 wide including the padding on the outside.

So the next thing we need to do is, we’ve got a lot of boxes in here that aren’t the right size, so what I’m going to do is, I’m going to scroll down and find my nav bar. I’m going to hold command key down on my Mac, or control key on a PC.

I’m going to select all of the boxes that I need to go and change, and there’s the footer. I’m going to zoom out quite a bit so I can see everything, and what I’m going to do is, I’m going to use my transform tool, remember command T on a Mac, and control T on a PC.

Then I’m going to drag these out to match the size. If I hold down alt it will drag both sides with me evenly. OK make sure they’re overlapping a bit, they’re all kind of over the edge there. When you’re finished, hit enter on your keyboard, and it just gives a bit more breathing room.

I’m going to turn our guides off, which are still perfect. I’m going to zoom in a bit, and this is just going to give me a little breathing room around the outside, before I start working on the next part.