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User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Hello,

I am using Photoshop Elements 2.0 which came together with my Camera. In general I am quite satisfied with it, except one thing that I could not solve yet:

How do I keep the 1.5:1 width/height ratio of the pictures when cropping? I know that I can set a width of, say, 1024 pix and a height of 683 pix in the crop tool, but how can I use it just with a ratio of 1.5:1, regardless how big the size will be? E.g. if I want to crop but keep the current size of the cropped portion.

Have looked at the help file but as I don't know which technical term to look for, the help was rather useless for me  Sad

Any suggestion?

Cheers,
Thomas


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User currently offlineFutterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

Thomas,

Try holding down 'Shift' when dragging the corners. It should preserve all the whatchamacallit ratios.  Big grin


Brian



What the FUTT?
User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Thanks Brian,
but nope, doesn't work for me..... It keeps the ratios nicely even without pressing shift when I entered the values in the box. But without this, no solution so far...

Cheers,
Thomas


User currently offlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Thomas,

You should be able to select Constrained Aspect Ratio in a field on your tool bar when you have the crop tool selected. Then there will be two boxes next to it where you can enter 1.5 to 1 etc. There is a normal setting as well I think. I have an early version of Photoshop so may be a little different layout.
Search for Constrained Aspect Ratio in the help menu if the above doesn't work.

Cheers,
Colin



Good things take Time.
User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Colin,

aaaah... actually quite easy! Thanks to your help I knew what words to search for and found the solution. Great, thanks a lot!

Cheers,
Thomas


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