Photoshop: Resizing Artboard Canvases

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When using Artboards, resizing a canvas down in size (for example, an image 156px tall to 78px tall), the result is that we get the expected "The new canvas size is smaller than the current canvas size; some clipping will occur", but then instead of ending up with a 78px tall canvas, we get a resulting 316px tall canvas (2X156)! When trying this again - using 78px as the measurement, the height suddenly doublesagain - to 632 px tall!
I realize this is a function of the "multiple artboard" capabilities of Artboards in the first place, but it would be really helpful if new users didn't have to relearn a system for resizing canvases. The option to change the canvas size from the old menu item, instead of altering with the artboard tool would make things more intuitive and easier to use.
So - this is a feature request to add the option (maybe just a checkbox in the Options bar, or an added Preference) to resize artboards in the same way as the artboard tool works.


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María Sánchez Fernández

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I am having a similar issue! I love the new multiple canvases feature, but whenever I want to cut an image and then export it for the web, Photoshop somehow keeps the original canvas size,  even if I change the canvas size at the Edit  menu.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Use Export As for Artboards. Save For Web isn't Artboard aware.