Using Content-Aware Scaling


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Using Content-Aware Scaling

Content-aware scaling is the new feature in Photoshop CS4 that has the biggest wow factor. The idea behind Content-Aware Scaling is that it can scale the size of an image while preserving its important content. So, why would you want to do that? Well, it's a great way to change the orientation of a photo. For example, here I have a horizontal photograph and I'd like to turn it into a vertical. But I don't want to just crop away this side because I want to keep the tree here to frame the boy. So, here is how I would go about using content-aware scaling to make this horizontal photo into a vertical one.

First of all, let me show you what doesn't work. I found that on many images this feature doesn't work perfectly right out of the box, but there are ways to give it a little help. So, let's see what it does without any help first. The first thing I need to do is go to my Layers panel and I see that I have a special background layer there. That's a layer that's lo...

Using Content-Aware Scaling
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Using Content-Aware Scaling provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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