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Cropping Questions...

Posted by Maybee (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 21, 05 at 8:49

If I have a picture in PSP and want to crop it into an oval shape...I can use "preset shapes" to get an oval where I want it. But..what do I do next to crop the picture in that shape? I hope I've stated this so that it can be understood. I want to crop a picture into a circle or oval shapes...


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Yes, use the selection tool set to the shape you want then goto Image/crop to selection.


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Sorry misread part of your question, I don't think you can use the preset shapes to crop with, but you can use the selection tool.


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If you want the picture to be saved as an oval afterwards, then you have to have your oval on a transparent background, and then export as a GIF file to keep the transparency. This process may or may not affect the quality of the image itself. You have to play with the settings while exporting.


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Okay..I'm off the try the selection tool...

What good is the preset shapes if you can't crop something to that shape?


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Well, you can, really---after you draw your preset shape, just use your magic wand tool outside the shape, invert the selection, then crop to selection.


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Maybee, the preset shapes are good for other things--adding backgrounds to your photo, decorative shapes to a scrapbook page, using as conversation balloons for your photos just to mention a few--:)


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AND TEXT on a CURVE!

~Urlee~


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I have a picture and I was able to do the oval, but the background wasn't transparent...can I change that? In other words...if you have a picture that doesn't have a transparent background, can you "put" it on one?


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There's a couple of ways to do that--the easy way is to copy your image, open AS, paste as new animation and then replace color with transparency--unfortunately that will remove all of the replaced color, even in your image. The other way is to stay in PSP, use your free-hand selection tool (the lasso) and outline your image; invert your selection and delete. You may find that you like the image better if you modify your selection by feathering it 1 or 2 pixels. Oh, yes, make sure your image is a raster layer rather than a "background" layer.


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RE: Cropping Questions...how to tube

Here's a tut that will explain better than I did--

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