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I hate cropping...ugh!

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Old 03-21-2005, 09:14 PM
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I hate cropping...ugh!

I have an image that according to ps is 14x9 inches. I'd like an 8x10.
No matter what I try, nothing works.

I've tried cropping using the 8x10 as my values. Which, width wise,
isn't enough. If I rotate my image (making it a 9x14) and change the
crop values to 10x8, obviously the opposite happens...width is ok,
length isn't.

If I try the Image Size and change the size of the document, I'll end up
with something like an 8x5.

I dunno, maybe I need a combination of what I'm trying to accomplish?

This is driving me freaking nuts. So if anyone has anything I can try or
point me in the direction of where to get this help, you'll save my last
nerve

Thanks
Doug
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:48 PM
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Have you tried unclicking Constrain Proportions?

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Old 03-21-2005, 10:12 PM
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Not sure if I understand. If you are changing a 9x14 to an 8x10 you will end up losing a few inches off your photo. Basically due to the proportions of the image, a 9x14 will not convert seemlessly to a 8x10 without losing a couple inches from the photo. So you need to decide what areas of the photo you can lose without sacrificing the overall composition.

Crop Tool
  • Select the crop tool
  • For width fill in 10 in and 8 in for height
  • Drag the crop tool from the top left corner towards the bottom right until it stops. With the image still selected, place your mouse inside of the selection and you can move the crop around the image until you like the results. Then hit enter. Note, areas outside the marquee will be deleted.

Image Size
Change your height or shortest dimension depending on orientation from 9in to 8in. This will change your image to an 8 by 12.444, so you will still manually have to crop off the extra inches in order to have a 8x10. If you change your longest dimension to 8 in then you would have a 8 x 5.143 and be short information for a 8x10.

The key here is proportions, or aspect ratio (the relationship of an image's width to height).

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Old 03-21-2005, 10:16 PM
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Have you tried unclicking Constrain Proportions?

Dave
If you uncheck Constrain Proportions then you will not resize your image proportionally and as a result may create a distorted image.
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Old 03-21-2005, 11:43 PM
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You're right T! I didn't understand the post. Good explanation BTW.

Cheers
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:44 AM
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I've actually quit using the crop tool in favor of the marquette tool followed by Image>Crop. The Crop tool resizes the image and I only want PS changing my pixels when I want. Additionally, I really like that I can set an aspect ratio rather than a size.
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Old 04-08-2005, 12:09 PM
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Thanks guess i have to try that, i too was having trouble so when i needed to crop i opened up psp and did it in there and transfered it back into ps7, i shall take note too thank you!!!
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