Whenever I try to create a new document in Photoshop CC it always creates a new 'Artboard' type document with in-determined width and height.

I've tried to update PS with no changes.

Now, the only way I can create new documents is to open old ones, delete everything and save them as a new file.

Would anyone know what can be done about this?


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Choosing a custom document type in the legacy "New Document" interface will get you a classic document, choosing any of the presets will create an artboard.

screenshot of New Document interface with artboard checkbox not selected

If you use the new "New Document" interface there is a checkbox for wether or not you want to create a new document as an artboard.


When you go to File -> New, select Document Type, select a different preset or custom. You probably have your document type on Artboard.

photoshop document type

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    No, that's exactly my problem. I switch it from Artboard to something else but it still creates the new document as an Artboard type
    – MeltingDog
    Aug 16, 2016 at 23:23

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