I know how to crop, to fit a selected layer's dimensions that are smaller than my canvas, but is there an easy way to upsize my canvas to fit a selected object that is larger than it? Can I find out the selected layer's dimensions easily, so I could manually resize my canvas?



I have selected an image that I placed into my document, by CMD + Clicking on its thumbnail in the layers palette. I need to resize my document to fit the selected artwork.

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The easiest way I can think of is holding cmd while left clicking the bigger layer, and afterwards press C to crop to the selected area. This should make the canvas the same size as the selected layer.

  • I feel like an idiot. I should have known that.
    – Manly
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 17:00
  • Thanks for the contribution and welcome to GraphicDesign! Let us know if you have any questions Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 5:50
  • this works good ;) Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 18:40
  • Amazing workaround Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 8:36

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