How To Add Crop Marks And Bleed Using Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is meant for preparing images for use either online or for print. If you need to send a PDF or graphic out to a printer and you have been asked to include bleed and printer’s crop marks, you’ll find there is no automated way of doing this.
However, it can be done manually, and fairly easily too.
Below is a video tutorial showing how to add both bleed and crop marks. The steps basically involve increasing the size of the canvas and using marquee tools and stroked selections.
The only thing that needs stating, to avoid making an easy mistake, is that bleed is applied around the outside of the whole image. This means that if you are adding 3mm bleed, you need to increase your canvas size by 6mm on both width and height. This will give you 3mm on either side. Increasing your image size by 3mm will only give you 1.5mm bleed…