Photoshop: Canvas size alters when using arbitrary rotate

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After opening scanned images into photoshop and selecting a canvas size - then going into the image and using the ruler to do an arbitrary rotate the canvas size magically re-sets to a larger image - doesn't hold the original canvas size selected. This of course changes the location of the ruler guides. UGH.
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Sera Kain

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Sera, I'm assuming this is with a document with a background layer? If so, this is by design to preserve the pixels of the image being rotated outside the original bounds.

If you want to avoid this, convert the background layer into a floating layer. Then the rotated pixels will be preserved outside the bounds of the original document on the floating layer.
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Sera Kain

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Hi Jeffrey - it seems to do this wether I have it as a background layer or a floating layer. I can work around it by rotating the image first, then doing the canvas size as nothing else I was doing changed the canvas size (normal stuff like clone stamping and clean up). It does it only when doing the arbitrary rotate. Its possible Im just being crabby stiff from them changing the scaling shift thing. 

Thanks for your reply.

sera