How do I draw a rectangle of a specific size? I need to draw one that is 1072 pixels wide and 620 pixels tall.


Select rectangle tool and go to the rectangle option there you can put fixed size from drop down.

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another thing is you can create same marquee selection with fixed height and width see attached pics.

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hope this will help and images say's more than words.

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  • This method also works in CS6. The icon is different (it's a little gear wheel in the control bar). – Alan Gilbertson May 12 '12 at 6:13
  • wow anyone know what version started this? I can't believe I never knew this one. – Ryan May 12 '12 at 11:52
  • I guess with Creative suites – Jack May 13 '12 at 6:24
  • In CS2, which I'm still using, the Rectangle tool has no way of specifying size. You'd have to watch the Info palette's W and H values as you draw it. You can specify a fixed size for a Marquee/Selection as above though. – e100 May 16 '12 at 12:03
  • so we can say after cs2..:D – Jack May 17 '12 at 7:17

In Photoshop CS6, simply click on the canvas with the Rectangle tool selected, them enter the width and height.

Create Rectangle

In versions prior to Photoshop CS6, you can set the size in the shape options, before to drawing the shape itself (please see the other answer on this page for screenshots and more info). This also works in Photoshop CS6, but a single click on the canvas is easier, if you have CS6.

You can also draw the shape while watching the info panel, and/or adjust afterwards by nudging (make sure you have pixel snapping turned on, so you're adjusting in whole pixel increments).

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    Why the negative vote? The advice is correct and detailed. – Marc Edwards May 12 '12 at 2:26
  • No idea. I upvoted and also added an alternative method to doing it on older versions of photoshop without having to try and make a precise drag using the navigator. – Ryan May 12 '12 at 2:48
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    I would just like to add that this works in Illustrator as well and it wouldn't surprise me if it worked in other Adobe products as well. – Hanna May 12 '12 at 2:52
  • @Ryan Thanks. Is it possible to adjust using the options bar in versions prior to CS6 (For rectangles only)? Been a while since I used CS5. – Marc Edwards May 12 '12 at 4:06
  • In versions prior to Photoshop CS6, you have to draw the shape while watching the info panel and/or adjust the size after drawing. Who said that :o – Jack May 12 '12 at 4:39

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