Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping images, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
Now for the cropping and the scaling of the images, let's start with the…beginning and work our way through our five spreads and beginning with our Golden…Gate Bridge, double-page spread. I've chosen my Position tool which is…underneath the Direct Selection tool. When I Click on this image and we've got…a bit too much going on here in terms of our visual aid, so I'm going to press…my W key to hide the guides.…When I Click on the image, we see the image bounce in a cyan box, cyan being…the inverse color of red, which is our layer color. We can see that I have no…leeway either side. I'm going to need to scale this image up because our bridge…is getting trapped in the spine here and we can't have that happening.…
So, I want a bit more room for growth so I'm going to make my view smaller, Command+Minus or Ctrl+Minus.…Then grabbing the top-right hand handle, holding down my Shift key, I'm going…to scale that up, maybe a little bit more, and I may now want to nudge it down. …I can use my cursor arrows, my Down key, just to nudge it down or if I…
- Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
- Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
- Designing with bleeds and crossovers
- Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles
- Designing and working with a baseline grid
- Preflighting documents
- Creating print-ready PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: The instructor explains that doubling-clicking on an image while holding down the Option key on a Mac will automatically open the image in Photoshop. However, the image opens into Preview instead. Why is this happening?
A: Before this feature will work, the correct file type associations must be set up, so that TIFs and JPEGs open with Photoshop and not with Preview.
From the Finder, select any JPEG or TIF file, then Choose File > Get Info. From the Open With drop down menu, choose Photoshop and click the Change All button. Repeat this process for each of the different file types you want use. You need only do this once and it should work from now on.
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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