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Apr 08, 2009 15:01 |  #1

I've got a photo with too much background in it. How can I crop it and still get the dimensions necessary for a 4x6 photo? I have photoshop, but I am still learning how to use it.


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Apr 08, 2009 15:47 |  #2

Nevermind, just discovered how to use the cropping tool in photoshop.


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Apr 09, 2009 08:41 |  #3

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After using the crop tool with the dimension (4x6 in your case) and the resolution requred to achieve what you want, remember to get rid of the figures you put into the boxes before you leave PS. If you don't they will still be there next time you want to freeform crop. At least thats how my PS7 works, it always remembers the last setting.

The number of times I've forgotten and ended up with something I'd not planned!


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Apr 09, 2009 13:38 |  #4

Thanks, I learned another tidbit yesterday too. If you crop, it throws out the rest of the image, no going back after you save. Seems pretty obvious, but I for some reason, hit save and close before thinking about it.


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Apr 09, 2009 13:41 |  #5

If you have an important image you should only work on copies of the original. Make a copy and keep that in a seperate folder before doing any work. That way you can go back to the original if anything happens.

Also, I always use "save as" rather than save so I know exactly where it is saving to.


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Apr 09, 2009 15:43 |  #6

subnet_rx wrote in post #7698937 (external link)
Thanks, I learned another tidbit yesterday too. If you crop, it throws out the rest of the image, no going back after you save. Seems pretty obvious, but I for some reason, hit save and close before thinking about it.

If your using Photoshop CS4 theres an option to hide the crop as opposed to removing it. As stated before best to just work on duplicate.


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Apr 09, 2009 23:31 |  #7

Yeah, I actually was working on copies, but it was the only copy I had with me on that computer. So, saving the crop just killed what I wanted to do with the image until I could get back to the original.


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