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Old 08-29-2008, 05:33 AM
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Zoom a selected area of an image

hey all,,

Sorry it has been a while since I posted last, but I need your help again.

I am looking for some software that will enable me to select an area of an image, an example being, a particular person in a photo, and zoom or enlarge them to make them stand out from the photo,, possible with a shadow around them, but a way to make that area of an image, identifiable from all parts, without loosing the original image information only. To be able to zoom and enlarge a user defined area of an image,,,,

any ideas ?

Thanks all

Ian
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:35 AM
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Re: Zoom a selected area of an image

Are you using Elements? Photoshop? PSP?

Doable in any of these, as well as others. Need to know which program.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:47 AM
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Re: Zoom a selected area of an image

I have CS3 and PS7,, if that helps
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:11 AM
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Re: Zoom a selected area of an image

WZ2K Cork Board set (found here) has a two part magnifying glass (action).. could that work?
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:46 AM
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Re: Zoom a selected area of an image

See if this is kind of where you want to go:
* Open subject image in CS3
* Make a selection of what you want to zoom using Rectangular select tool
* Ctrl + J (new layer based on selection)
* Ctrl + T (invoke Free Transform command)
* While simultaneously holding down Shift and Alt keys, drag any corner handle 'outward,' which will scale the selected area proportionally simulating a zoom effect.
* Position the Free Transform box by dragging or using arrow keys if necessary.
* Press Enter when happy with the transformation.
* You can apply a drop shadow, stroke, etc. to this layer via Layer Styles function

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In the attached image I took it a little farther, which is possible when operating on separate layers, but this should give you some ideas.

Hope this helps...
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:45 PM
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Re: Zoom a selected area of an image

Good, I agree,, but not what I was looking for... I am probably not making it clear.. but I am looking for a way to select an individual from a group photo,, select them ONLY and then enlarge them, as if to pull them out from the photo but keep the original image under it,,, hope you can help

Ian
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:13 PM
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Re: Zoom a selected area of an image

As Danny stated above .. except instead of using rectangular select tool.. copy layer and use the Filter>Extract tool on your subject
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