Marking the center of an image


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Marking the center of an image

We're going to start things off with a fairly elaborate project, in which we're going to build up a layered composition using just two Selection tools; the Geometric Selection tools right here: Rectangular Marquee and Elliptical Marquee, two of Photoshop's simplest tools, but also quite underrated, as you will see. We'll build the composition using three base photographs, including Fire in the sky.jpg, Full moon.jpg, and The wide road.jpg, all found inside the 08_selections folder.

They come to us from Laur, as well as David Woods, in the case of the moon, and LVI, all associated with the Fotolia Image Library, about which you can learn more at fotolia.com/deke. Now I want these image elements, including The wide road.jpg and Full moon.jpg, to be centered against this Fire in the sky background. So I need to mark the horizontal center of my image using a guideline. You might wonder, well, how in the world do you find that horizontal center? I will show you in this exerc...

Marking the center of an image
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Marking the center of an image provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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