744flyer
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Help With Photoshop Elements

Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:49 pm

Hey, I have photoshop elements, and am trying to crop some pictures for A.net.
I need to get the pixel count to 1600 X 1600 (at least) , but don't know how. I've tried cropping the picture to reduce the pixels, but after cropping, the pixel count stays the same.
How to I reduce the number of pixels so A.net will except my pictures?
Thanks,
Luke
 
TransIsland
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:00 pm



 duck 
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744flyer
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:06 pm

TransIsland, thank you for asking, but I already have that book, and I couldn't find the awnsere to my question in it, so I'm still open to some actuall help from the rest of you guys.
-Luke
 
TransIsland
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:12 pm

Never mind...  Wink

I don't have Elements, but in the full version you select the canvas and then go to "Image" -> "Crop" (or use the crop tool), and the other useful feature for your challenge would be "Image" -> "Image Size"

PS: At least in the full version, these questions are also answered in the help section. Useful feature too often neglected.
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misterdsdan
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:10 pm

Hi 744Flyer,

I had the same problem recently. I'm assuming you're using Photoshop Elements 6, this advice is based on that version:

Go to Image -> Resize -> Image Size

That will bring up the relevant box. (You can also just press Alt+Ctrl+I)

It lets you change the dimensions of the photo. To change the pixel dimensions of the photo you need to tick the 'resample image' box. This will open up the "pixels" area of the box for editing. Then you only need to change on number in there, the other number gets changed automatically as I'm sure you'll notice.

I tend to resize my photos to 1024x768 approx, any bigger is usually overkill for A.net (or so I've read, I've not actually had a photo uploaded).

I hope this helps,

Good luck!

Dan

P.S Are you by any chance a 747-400 pilot? Or is your screen-name wishful thinking?
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:28 am

1024x683 is good - can hide a multitude of sins!!

Karl
 
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:44 am



Quoting Misterdsdan (Reply 4):
P.S Are you by any chance a 747-400 pilot? Or is your screen-name wishful thinking?



Quoting 744flyer's profile:
Age: 13-15

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misterdsdan
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:29 pm

D'oh...now I feel stupid. Just wishful thinking then I suppose, unless we have in our midst one very talented teenager!!!

Dan
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davycam
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:55 am

Hi Luke --

I work off of CS2, but I assume there are some basic similarities.

Create a new file in the size you want, say 1024x768 (300 dpi RGB, not CMYK). Then drag and drop the old image into the new file. Resize to your heart's content.


Regards,
Dave
 
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:42 am



Quoting DavyCam (Reply 8):
Create a new file in the size you want, say 1024x768 (300 dpi RGB, not CMYK).

For internet display purposes the dpi setting is irrelevant and won't change anything.

The image colour profile should be sRGB rather than Adobe RGB 1998 (or any other), otherwise it will not display properly on most browsers. However, sRGB is the default settings for most cameras anyway, assuming you're shooting JPEGs.

Charles
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Hernan
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:11 am

Use Picasa! It is Free! After you have done your resizing, light and straightening you can go to the more sofisticated programs for your touching up, most of the time it is all you need! Arcsoft comes with your Canon cameras is very good!
 
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RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:45 am



Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 9):
For internet display purposes the dpi setting is irrelevant and won't change anything.

I stand corrected...working in print all the time has finally gotten to me  Wink

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