Scaling a layer to fit a composition


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Scaling a layer to fit a composition

Alright, so let's grab that clock face and scale it in the place. You should have two images open if you are working along with me, one is called clockparts.tiff and the other is called Cardinale Tondo and they are both available to you inside the 16 work liquify folder. Go to the Channels palette and you will see in addition to the RGB channels, you will see a Mask channel which I have created for you to make the selection of these various pieces a little bit easier, and it was pretty simple to create this Mask Channel. I just duplicated the blue channel, inverted it and increased its levels, a few other tricks as well.

But generally speaking, it wasn't very hard because after all the elements are set against the white background. I want you to load the channel as a selection by pressing the Ctrl key or the Command key on the Mac, and clicking on the Mask channel thumbnail. Then, I want you to make sure that just the clock face is selected, not the hands. Let's go ahead and deselect...

Scaling a layer to fit a composition
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Scaling a layer to fit a composition provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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