Understanding the tool enhancements


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Understanding the tool enhancements

Among the many small changes that Adobe added to Photoshop CS5 are enhancements to some of Photoshop's tools. The Crop tool for example has acquired a new grid. In order to see that grid I'm going to draw an initial crop boundary around this image and if you look closely you can see that there is a grid made up of two horizontal lines and two vertical lines and if you look up in the Options Bar you will see the new Crop Guide Overlay which is set to Rule of Thirds. This particular grid was designed to simulate the Rule of Thirds that artists having been using for centuries to place the most important objects in an image so that the viewer's attention is drawn to them and so that the composition is pleasing.

So I can use this Rule of Thirds grid to place the important parts of this image as I make a Crop. I would like to make this image a bit smaller, so I am going to move my mouse over one of the corner anchor points. I will hold the Shift key to retain proportions as I make t...

Understanding the tool enhancements
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Understanding the tool enhancements provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS5 New Features

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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