Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the new Image Size dialog, part of Photoshop for Photographers: 2013 Creative Cloud Updates.
One of the most common things that we do in Photoshop is we use the Image Size dialog, in order to resize our photographs. And you know what, the Image Size dialog has changed. And so in this movie, what I want to do, is I want to get you familiar with some of these changes. So that you can effectively resize your photographs. And so here I'm going to point out some of the improvements in the new image sized dialog. And then in the next movie, we'll talk about how we can use this dialog to effectively resize our photographs.
Alright, well to become familiar with this dialog, one way that we can do this is by comparing it. On the left you can see the new dialog. One the right there is the old. Well how these 2 dialogs compare? Well at first glance you're going to notice that they're different sizes. Also things have been configured in a different way. I want to point out a few things here to help you become familiar with this new dialog. One of the things that you'll notice is they've taken features or options. Say like Scale styles and they've tucked those away.
You can now access that by clicking on this little icon here, or what about constrained proportions. Rather than a check box, you can now access this by clicking on the link icon here. They've made some changes to make things a bit more intuitive as you'll soon discover. Other changes you'll find are just about repositioning things. In this case they've taken these two items here and just put them on one line. Then there are of course some more dramatic changes. For example If you've been using the image size dialogue for sometime you're really familiar with how to work with this area of the dialog.
Well they've taken all of that and they've condensed that into 1 location. Now you can still access all that information but you'll soon discover that you can access this in an easier, in more intuitive way. And then of course there are the improvements. These are much welcomed improvements. The first one I want to highlight is this Preview window. Finally, we can see a preview of our image and we can see a preview of how the image will appear when we're applying certain settings. Another great improvement, are some different resampling options. These resampling options, allow us to resample our photographs in more effective ways, so that our pictures look bigger.
Whether we're increasing the size of the photograph, or decreasing it. Well, now that we've become familiar with some of the changes that we'll encounter, in the Image Size dialog. Let's take a look at how we can use this dialogue to resize our photographs, and let's do that in the next few movies.
Note: Adobe Creative Cloud is updated on a regular basis. We will add more tutorials as features are added or changed, so check back often.
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- Using the Blur Direction tool
- Improving long exposures
- Resizing and upsampling more effectively
- Automating perspective correction with Upright
- Making linear retouching adjustments
- Improving masks with Minimum
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Q: This course was updated on 01/16/2014. What changed?
A: When Creative Cloud applications are updated, we refresh our training to make sure it covers the latest features and interface changes from Adobe. This update adds one new chapter to the course (Chapter 6), which covers the Perspective Warp tool and linked files and Smart Objects.