Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video The new and improved Crop tool, part of Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals.
In this movie, I'll introduce you to the new and improved Crop tool, which by…default results in an independent layer and reduces the size of the canvas…without clipping away pixels.…I'm working inside a file called Precarious workspace.jpg.…It's found inside the 06_crop folder.…The Crop tool is located five tools down in the upper section of the toolbox.…You can also get to it by pressing the C key.…And notice that there is a couple of different ways to use this tool.…We start with a default crop boundary that surrounds the entire canvas, and you…can drag any of the corners or the sides in order to change the size of the…boundary or, another way to work, I'll go ahead and press the escape key in…order to leave the Crop mode for a moment.…
You can also start things off by dragging with the tool just as you did inside…Photoshop CS5 and earlier.…Now this image has a couple of problems.…Not only is it perhaps a little bit too wide but it's quite crooked, so I need…to rotate the crop boundary, and I can do that by moving cursor outside the…
- Opening an image from Photoshop, Bridge, or Camera Raw
- Navigating, zooming, panning, and rotating the canvas
- Adding, deleting, and merging layers
- Saving your progress and understanding file formats
- Cropping and straightening
- Adjusting brightness and contrast
- Identifying and correcting a color cast
- Making and editing selections
- Enhancing portraits by retouching skin, teeth, and eyes
Skill Level Beginner
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Q: When I double click the welcome.psd file included with the exercise files, I get the following error message:
"Some text layers contain fonts that are missing. These layers will need to have the missing fonts replaced before they can be used for vector based output."
Unlike the TIF and JPEG files which display and open correctly, all the icons for PSD files are blank but other than the welcome.psd file, they seem to open correctly without the error message. Is this a problem that I should address (perhaps re-download the files or find the missing fonts)?
A: The TIFF and JPEG files are flat, so they don't contain fonts and the operating system can interpret them (and generate thumbnails) without help from Photoshop. The PSD files have two issues:
First, they may contain editable text complete with font info. The files are designed with fonts that ship with Photoshop, so you don't get error messages, but Adobe sells some versions of Photoshop without fonts. This may be your issue.
Second, the PSD files contain no flat previews. This makes for smaller files, but it means the operating system, Mac or Windows, cannot generate previews. That won't effect your experience in Photoshop, but it does mean you can't see the file until you open it.
1. Opening an Image
2. Getting Around
3. Image Size and Resolution
Digital imaging fundamentals1m 45s
The Image Size command3m 27s
Common resolution standards3m 20s
Upsampling vs. real pixels4m 36s
Changing the print size6m 16s
Downsampling for print4m 12s
Downsampling for email3m 11s
The interpolation settings5m 22s
Downsampling advice4m 36s
Upsampling advice6m 10s
4. Using Layers
5. Saving Your Progress
6. Crop and Straighten
7. Adjusting Luminance
8. Adjusting Colors
9. Select and Edit
10. Retouch and Heal
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