Want to add length to a picture

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Have a square .jpg photo with black background; I want to make it longer by adding additional black to the bottom in order to make create a rectangular photo.  Then want to overlay text on the added portion (new layer?).  How?  Thanks - appreciated!
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Kenneth Liffmann

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Go to Image menu> resize>canvas size. You can enlarge the canvas to the desired dimension. Click on the anchor point at the top. Choose black for the extension color.
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Really is simple when one knows the simple, elementary, basic steps, huh?!  Duh.  Many thanks!
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You're welcome. Glad to help.
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Steve Lehman

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Here's a better way:  Make the rectangle size you want in white, fill it with black-fill.  Now copy your picture into that and position it to the top.  Done deal.   
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Thanks!
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And yet another way - have black as the background color chip in the toolbar.  Use the crop tool set at No Restriction: drag a crop box over the whole image, release but do not commit.  Then drag the bottom handle down as much as you want to add.  Tap the Enter key.