Add IAB Ad Sizes to Photoshop CS2 Defaults

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I’ve been working on banner ads for a client for several weeks now and found the following modification to Photoshop CS2 to be a HUGE timesaver. You can use this tip to create any sort of page size defaults, if you wish!Obviously, this tip is for the Windows version of Photoshop…

  1. Go to: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Required
  2. Open: Default New Doc Sizes.txt
  3. Add the following somewhere in the file:
    ; Standard IAB web banner sizes"Button 1"			120	90	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Button 2"			120	60	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Full Banner"			468	68	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Half Banner"			234	60	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Half Page Ad"			300	600	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Large Rectangle"		336	280	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Leaderboard"			728	90	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Medium Rectangle"		300	250	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Micro Bar"			88	31	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Rectangle"			180	150	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Skyscraper"			120	600	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Square Button"			125	125	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Square Pop-Up"			250	250	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Vertical Banner"		120	240	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Vertical Rectangle"		240	400	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"Wide Skyscraper"		160	600	pixels		screen dpi RGB 8 1.0"separator"
  4. Restart Photoshop CS2.

Now, when you want to create a new document, you’ll have all of the IAB standard sizes at your disposal.

2 thoughts on “Add IAB Ad Sizes to Photoshop CS2 Defaults

  1. <pre>
    ; Interactive Marketing Unit (IMU) ad formats, defined by the
    ; Interactive Advertising Bureau, http://www.iab.net/

    “Medium Rectangle, 300 x 250” 300 250 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Rectangle, 180 x 50” 180 50 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Leaderboard, 728 x 90” 728 90 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Wide Skyscraper, 160 x 600” 160 600 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    </pre>

    You can replace those entries with this to get all of the default IAB ad sizes into Photoshop CS3:

    <pre>
    ; Interactive Marketing Unit (IMU) ad formats, defined by the
    ; Interactive Advertising Bureau, http://www.iab.net/

    “Button 1, 120 x 90” 120 90 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Button 2, 120 x 60” 120 60 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Full Banner, 468 x 68” 468 68 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Half Banner, 234 x 60” 234 60 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Half Page Ad, 300 x 600” 300 600 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Large Rectangle, 336 x 280” 336 280 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Leaderboard, 728 x 90” 28 90 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Medium Rectangle, 300 x 250” 300 250 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Micro Bar, 88 x 31” 88 31 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Rectangle, 180 x 150” 180 150 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Skyscraper, 120 x 600” 120 600 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Square Button, 125 x 125” 125 125 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Square Pop-Up, 250 x 250” 250 250 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Vertical Banner, 120 x 240” 120 240 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Vertical Rectangle, 240 x 400” 240 400 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    “Wide Skyscraper, 160 x 600” 160 600 pixels screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    </pre>

  2. You can also do this in CS3. A few IAB ad sizes are actually included by default:

    ; Interactive Marketing Unit (IMU) ad formats, defined by the
    ; Interactive Advertising Bureau, <http://www.iab.net/>
    
    "Medium Rectangle, 300 x 250"	300	 250	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Rectangle, 180 x 50"		180	  50	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Leaderboard, 728 x 90"		728	  90	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Wide Skyscraper, 160 x 600"	160	 600	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    

    You can replace those entries with this to get all of the default IAB ad sizes into Photoshop CS3:

    ; Interactive Marketing Unit (IMU) ad formats, defined by the
    ; Interactive Advertising Bureau, <http://www.iab.net/>
    
    "Button 1, 120 x 90"		120	  90	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Button 2, 120 x 60"		120	  60	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Full Banner, 468 x 68"		468	  68	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Half Banner, 234 x 60"		234	  60	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Half Page Ad, 300 x 600"	300	 600	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Large Rectangle, 336 x 280"	336	 280	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Leaderboard, 728 x 90"		28	  90	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Medium Rectangle, 300 x 250"	300	 250	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Micro Bar, 88 x 31"		88	  31	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Rectangle, 180 x 150"		180	 150	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Skyscraper, 120 x 600"		120	 600	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Square Button, 125 x 125"	125	 125	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Square Pop-Up, 250 x 250"	250	 250	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Vertical Banner, 120 x 240"	120	 240	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Vertical Rectangle, 240 x 400"	240	 400	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    "Wide Skyscraper, 160 x 600"	160	 600	pixels	screen dpi RGB 8 1.0
    

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