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Sizing images with the Bicubic Automatic interpolation option

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Video: Sizing images with the Bicubic Automatic interpolation option

In this movie, I want to highlight a new feature which allows us to control the way that our images are sized or resized or scaled. It has to do with what's called image interpolation. Now, well, that sounds like a fancy word. Basically, it's how we change the size or scale of an image and what happens to all of the data when we do this. So first what I want to do is highlight where we can find this information in our Photoshop > Preferences. If you navigate to the Preferences dialog, what you can do is you can find that you have by default an Image Interpolation setting here.

Sizing images with the Bicubic Automatic interpolation option

In this movie, I want to highlight a new feature which allows us to control the way that our images are sized or resized or scaled. It has to do with what's called image interpolation. Now, well, that sounds like a fancy word. Basically, it's how we change the size or scale of an image and what happens to all of the data when we do this. So first what I want to do is highlight where we can find this information in our Photoshop > Preferences. If you navigate to the Preferences dialog, what you can do is you can find that you have by default an Image Interpolation setting here.

One of the new options that you'll discover in this version of Photoshop is Bicubic Automatic. What this does is it determines the best Bicubic interpolation when you're changing the size of your image. So you want to turn that option on, so that if you're free transforming or making any kind of an adjustment to an image, it then uses the appropriate type of interpolation. In other words, if you resize something smaller, it will use Bicubic Sharper. If you make something bigger, it'll use Bicubic Smoother.

Another place where you'll see these settings is in the Image Size dialog. Let's cancel out of our preferences and take a look at that. If you go to Image and then choose Image Size, this'll open up our Image Size dialog. Again, down at the base of this dialog we have these various image interpolation options. Now because I set my preference to Bicubic Automatic, this will show up by default. In other words, I don't really need to think about this anymore, except for really particular situations. This will also be the default setting when working with the Crop tool or when resizing the images in other ways as well.

So I just want to highlight that so that you can take advantage of that new feature, because it will help you out when resizing or resampling your photographs so that your pictures look their best.

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Photoshop CS6 for Photographers New Features

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  1. 2m 8s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
    2. Using the exercise files
      43s
  2. 12m 23s
    1. Getting familiar with and customizing the interface
      3m 26s
    2. Arranging photos and choosing Screen Mode options
      2m 6s
    3. Selecting a workspace
      2m 47s
    4. Introducing Auto-Save and Background Save
      4m 4s
  3. 8m 23s
    1. Creating a contact sheet in Bridge or Photoshop
      4m 2s
    2. Working with Mini Bridge
      4m 21s
  4. 31m 23s
    1. Introducing the new basic tone controls
      3m 18s
    2. Learning about the basic controls
      3m 42s
    3. Enhancing and correcting your images with more power
      3m 35s
    4. Updating the processed version of legacy files
      3m 11s
    5. Adding midtone contrast with a better Clarity control
      4m 20s
    6. Utilizing the new Adjustment Brush features
      4m 59s
    7. Painting away moiré patterns
      2m 40s
    8. Making precise adjustments with the Point Tone Curve panel
      3m 39s
    9. Using lens corrections to remove color fringing
      1m 59s
  5. 28m 49s
    1. Applying layer style effects to a group
      2m 24s
    2. Working with groups and filtering
      7m 50s
    3. Blending and renaming layers
      5m 46s
    4. Free transforming a layer with the Bicubic Automatic interpolation option
      5m 28s
    5. Filtering and finding layers
      4m 15s
    6. Using a shortcut to change the fill and opacity of a layer
      3m 6s
  6. 12m 37s
    1. Adding Field Blur
      3m 24s
    2. Working with Iris Blur
      3m 55s
    3. Enhancing photographs with the Tilt-Shift Blur tool
      5m 18s
  7. 21m 24s
    1. Making content-aware corrections with the Patch tool
      4m 33s
    2. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
      7m 3s
    3. Making effective selections for Content-Aware Move
      6m 54s
    4. Finishing the project and extending the canvas
      2m 54s
  8. 43m 29s
    1. Using the Properties panel
      3m 4s
    2. Making automatic adjustments
      6m 4s
    3. Cropping redefined
      6m 9s
    4. Using perspective cropping
      2m 48s
    5. Adding a light source with Lighting Effects
      6m 26s
    6. Working with Liquify in real time
      2m 52s
    7. Making adjustments with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      7m 22s
    8. Using Face-Aware Mask Generation
      3m 1s
    9. Sizing images with the Bicubic Automatic interpolation option
      1m 53s
    10. Changing brush characteristics and making paths
      3m 50s
  9. 27m 6s
    1. Getting started with video in Photoshop
      5m 45s
    2. Adding typography and audio to a video project
      5m 13s
    3. Working with multiple clips
      4m 41s
    4. Adding audio and transitions and exporting the final project
      6m 21s
    5. Thinking creatively about working with video
      5m 6s
  10. 4m 23s
    1. Working with the new Print dialogue
      4m 23s
  11. 20m 46s
    1. Introducing Creative Cloud
      1m 5s
    2. Modifying still images with the Blur Gallery and Smart Filters
      6m 28s
    3. Adding a creative blur effect to video clips
      4m 56s
    4. Changing image size and resolution with the Crop tool
      3m 30s
    5. Using conditional actions to add watermarks
      4m 47s
  12. 33s
    1. Goodbye
      33s

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