Creating new projects
You can start a new project with a blank canvas, to which you can add photos, text, and clip art, apply effects, and so on.
Note: The optional Photo Projects Assistant allows you to create selected types of projects, such as personalized calendars and greeting cards.
To create a blank canvas: 
1 To open a blank canvas, choose File > New > New Canvas.
The New Canvas dialog box appears.
2 Select a canvas size from the box. If you select Custom Size, enter a width and height, and select the units of measure to be used.
3 Set the canvas orientation to Portrait or Landscape.
4 In the Background Color drop-down list, select a color.
Tip: For more color choices, select More colors. Or use the eye dropper: Click the eye dropper tool, and then click a sample of the color you want to use. You can click a color anywhere in the PhotoSuite window—for example, you can select a color from a photo in the Open Files pane.
5 Click OK.
A blank canvas opens in the Canvas area.
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