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New document transparent background by default?

New Here ,
Nov 28, 2016

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I've just updated to the 2017 version of Photoshop and I can't figure out how to have a transparent artboard by default (when creating new documents).

It used to be a preset option but I can't find it there anymore . . .

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You need to scroll down to see it, but the scroll bar is so inconspicuous that a lot of people don't see it:

    

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New document transparent background by default?

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Nov 28, 2016

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I've just updated to the 2017 version of Photoshop and I can't figure out how to have a transparent artboard by default (when creating new documents).

It used to be a preset option but I can't find it there anymore . . .

photoshop-new.png

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Correct answer by Semaphoric-PLXibM | Adobe Community Professional

You need to scroll down to see it, but the scroll bar is so inconspicuous that a lot of people don't see it:

    

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You need to scroll down to see it, but the scroll bar is so inconspicuous that a lot of people don't see it:

    

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New Here ,
Nov 28, 2016

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Wow! Thank you! That is quite the interface design flaw

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2016

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It`s amazing! I couldn't find it some weeks. Seems I scroll everything, but finely didn't find out. Thanks!

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New Here ,
Aug 29, 2018

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You're the best! Talk about a simple UI design flaw.

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New Here ,
Feb 03, 2017

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Thank you, I totally missed it too !

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May 04, 2018

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Amazing, thanks!

Never would have seen that!

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May 06, 2019

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You are a legend. Now to see if I can see it

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 21, 2020

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With the latest update to 2020 now the transparent background doesn't stay as default when creating a new document. With every new document it defaults back to white and pasting a new image goes onto a new layer. This is a total wase and an additional step as I have to now delete the white layer because I never use it.

 

Put back the ability to set the default to whatevey backgoround the user wants to use for new documents.

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2020

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Yes! Completely agree. I'm here because I thought I had somehow done something wrong to cause this. What a stupid 'update'.

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New Here ,
Apr 26, 2020

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I also agree with you. Adobe, please fix this flaw.

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New Here ,
May 04, 2020

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Co-signed.  This is driving me up a wall having to manually switch it to transparent background every single time.

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New Here ,
May 05, 2020

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I also agree. Having to select transparent with every new file is bulky and slows down my workflow Please establish a way for us to make new file background, resolution, and color mode (including custom color modes) default to user-set options.

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New Here ,
May 07, 2020

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I managed to get round this by going to the preferences > General and selecting the Use Legacy "New Document" interface. OK, it's not as pretty looking as the new one, but at least it works in selecting the transparent document as default.

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2020

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Thank you, Blue Ranger. Even though it's a workaround, it's many times better than without it! Love you for sharing!

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New Here ,
Sep 15, 2020

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This is right up there with the update that doesn't overwrite a file and just makes it a copy. Another update that just adds another step (or more) to a once simple process. 

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New Here ,
Jul 26, 2020

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Yes... please, please, please put it back.  I can't tell you how many times I create and delete a new document because I forget the default doens't stick with transparent.  Please... 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 06, 2020

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Why is it marked as solved? The question is about making it the default option, it doesn't do that unless "Legacy" is brought back. It looks like what professional designers and coders have been doing forever is called Legacy now and the mainstream Adobe programmers don't work full time with the apps to know better what the consequences of the introduced changes are. Among my list of "updates" gone wrong, each adding steps to a once simple process or making it an annoying new one: the possibility of setting a resolution as the default, so that every new file created from the clipboard keeps the last resolution used -- this is essential when creating images for Retina displays -- is not there anymore, so one has to double the resolution and dimensions manually every time a new image is created;  Save for Web as a primary option in the File menu was removed, it's now hidden under Export and called Legacy, adding another unnecessary step. Adobe, please fix these.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 28, 2020

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Hey there, renatoj93608056!

 

I now what you mean, none of these posts adresses the issue or solves the problem. I had the same thing and it was driving me crazy.

 

Good news though, there is a solution to your problem (well, sort of), you have to change the mode in the preferences from the redesigned new document box to the classic legacy new document box like this:

 

https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/legacy-new-document-dialog-box-photoshop-cc/

 

Still, in the good old days the "New" button autmatically created an image size based on the size of the chosen copied area, now a "New" document is created with the same size as the image you are copying from so you have to manually crop each and everyone of them. Do that for a day and a half and relise that life is very short.

 

Is there a way to change default "New" document size to match the clip board copy rather than the original image you are copying from?

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