Resizing for Print/Web


Adobe® Photoshop® Intensive


Lesson Info

Resizing for Print/Web

Well, to finish up our re sizing and cropping extravaganza that we've been having today, we're gonna re signs with the print dialog box. Okay, so I'm gonna go ahead and open up this image here, and this is a hunk and big image from my digital camera. I think I take this with my cannon forty d and let's say that you don't want to mess with the emphasize dialog box, you don't need to crop it, you don't want to do anything, you just want to print it well, the print dialog boxes, happy to handle the resolution change and the re sizing for you the only problem, as you'll soon see as you may end up with a little a bit of extra space on the size of your image of the aspect ratio isn't perfect for the size that you're telling the the print dialog box to print so let's, take a look at that so we're gonna go ahead and go up to the file menu, and we're going to choose print, which is way down the bottom. Or you can simply use the keyboard shortcut, which is command p for print on a mac or control...

p for print on the pc, so go ahead and choose that, and the world's largest dialog box will appear, and it has tones of options. So what you want to do is you want to choose your printer from the pop up menu at the very top and we don't have a printer the one thing I didn't take dad gum so anyway I can go ahead and tell you so you would choose your printer from this poppet menu at the very top and then you would click the print settings button and that's going to open up your printers print dialog box like you're really print dialog box and within that dialog box you can choose the paper size that you want to use now if you want to print borderless you need to make sure that the paper option you choose has the word borderless in it okay that's the only way if your printer supports printing to the edges of the document that's the only way you're going to get it to do so otherwise little slap of a big old by border around your image anyway so you want to set up the paper size and if it's borderless or not and then what you can do is you can choose scale to fit media okay this little check box right here and when I did that the images being resized according to a regular size sheet of paper okay so eight and a half by eleven you can see appear at the top so this will actually do re sizing in resolution calculation for you but if you can see it on the screen and I'll zoom in just a little bit, see how there's a little white edge around the photo not talking about this inge right here because that's the edge of the preview window when I'm pointing out, is this? Why edge right here? If I were to print it, it would not go to the edges of the paper, okay, so you do want to kind of watch that preview to see what you're going to get, and I'll zoom back out and they'll hear in the scale to fit media area. I can see all semen again that if I were to tell the printer to print this image at an eight and a half by eleven, then it's going to use a twenty percent size of this original photos so instead of one hundred percent it's going to scale it down to twenty percent in order to get the dimensions that I asked for, and if I scroll down a little bit within that area of that dialogue, you can see that is telling me I'm going to get a print resolution of three hundred fifty seven p p I okay, so here photo shop is handling the re sizing and the resolution calculation for you, so if you want to roll this way, go for it. It's absolutely fine just know that you need to watch this preview window and if you see any white space not the gray of the dialogue, quite space, then that is going to mean that your image is going to have some extra space in areas in order to suit the size media the size paper that you've requested. So that's yet another way to do this re sizing in resolution changing, so go ahead and click cancel out of this one last thing I want to show you it is, and we're going to pop into the safer with dialogue box here for just a minute, so when I'm going to do let's, pretend that I needed to, I need to post this on the web or I'm going to email it to somebody, ok, the safer web dialogues dialog box will also do the size change for you, ok, so let's, go ahead and choose file safer web and if you encounter an error message like this is telling me, hey, your image is really too big to be displayed within the safer web dialog box, because what you're going to see when we get it open is four previews of your image actually it's the original plus three other different previous of the image at varying file formats and quality levels that you can say about, so I'm gonna go ahead and say no because I don't want tio encounter spinning beach ball or have a long wait time for that dialogue box to open, so I'm gonna go ahead and make this image a little bit smaller using the image size dialogue, okay? So in this situation, I really do want to reduce the amount of pixels in my image because let's say I'm going to email it her posted on a web site you do not want to post a twenty eight megabyte photo on the web or email it to anybody, they will kill you if I sent this to my mama and these texas on dial up, she would kill me. So what I want to do is make sure we sample images on that way my pixel dimensions become changeable so if I know in advance that I want to send this at eight hundred by six hundred pixels, which is a nice size for email, then I could simply doubleclick within the whitfield and I could type eight hundred right in, okay? And then the height will snap automatically and I can change the height two, eight hundred if I want and then it pops the other dimension for me so I could go ahead and say ok and that my image has changed it got smaller because it's showing me the image at the current zoom percentage, which you can see down here at the bottom left I'm only view in this image a twelve point five percent zoom level so I can increase that again by person command plus repeatedly or control plus repeatedly on a pc. Now when we choose file safer web, we won't encounter and air and it will take an hour for the darn dialog box to open. So go ahead she's files safer weapon devices again here we go. So in this dialog box, as I mentioned, you have several preview choice is the one I always chooses this four up tab right here kind of towards the top, so give that a single click and now you're going to get a preview of your image in four different ways. Your original is always going to show up here on the top left side, and I'm only seeing a portion of the image you're zoom controls that we've been using also worked within the previous of this dialogue, so five press command minus several times I'm zooming out of the image inside the dialog box, which is handy so we're seeing the original image here and this tile hi boss gives you so much information is telling you the original is one point three, seven megabytes hey, over here I'm seeing a what the photo would look like should I choose to save it as a jiff? It would be two hundred twenty seven k and at a fifty six k speed of download rate, which is pretty dadgum slow, it would take forty two seconds for that image to download so there's a wealth of information in the safe for web dialog box and you get this handy preview so you can compare different quality levels and different file formats against each other as well as the original. It is very helpful because when you're preparing images specifically for websites, you do a tight rope dance between quality and file size, okay, right on the tight rope being perfect, no quality on one side, false lies on the other, you have to sacrifice one to get the other, okay, so you know, from our discussion on file formats that jeff is not the optimal format for this photo because it is a photo that contains many colors. We were dealing with something like comic book art than just might be a good option for you, so you can click to activate any of these preview window, so I'm going to click this one on the top right? And then I'm going to come over here to the right hand side, and I want to see what it would look like as a taping. So from this poppet menu here, I'm gonna choose j pig, so now my previous all changed this file sizes changed on on this one right here and I can see that I am currently at a sixty level of quality. Okay, so j pegs can be various different qualities and there's two ways to set quality you can set quality by using a words such as high quality, medium quality, low quality, maximum quality. Those words correspond with a number of value of quality is the same setting you change one in the other, one changes. So over here, in the top right, you can see that as soon as I picked jay pig, I get a compression quality poppet menu. If I give that a click, I can see all of my different quality levels that I can choose. Well, as I change those, this quality number will change accordingly, so high quality is really equality numeric value of sixty. Well, if I go to very high now, the quality numeric value change to eighty, and if I go to maximum the qualities that one hundred percent and as I'm making those changes, I can see the file size changing over here underneath the preview of that image, and this is really great information have so what I usually do he is I start out on high quality in then I bump if I'm emailing, and I bumped this quality down to fifty so you can start out on high with, and you can still tweak that number to make the file size a little bit smaller. Okay. And since I can compare the original, which is here with my j peg, I can see exactly what I'm going to get. So I can see how much quality I'm willing to give up for the file size that I need to make it small enough to email or post on the web. Okay, you can also do some re sizing down here. I'll zoom in so you can see it. Okay, so there is an image size area in the safe for web dialogue is down towards the bottom, right? So what we could do is if this wasn't the size that we needed, let's say we wanted to make it three hundred twenty pixels by four. Eighty or something similar. Then you could simply type in. I will type the three twenty and here under haif. Okay, and the width changed automatically, because these two dimensions are locked. And you even get that same up sampling, poppet. Many that we saw in the image size dialog box. So if we were making this, we wanted to make it a little bit bigger, we could do that here, and you still have access to those same algorithms for faking pixels that weren't there you still have all those options right here in this safer with dialogue so that's why I use it because it it let's me experiment with quality and see the file size of which is a result of that quality. And as soon as you're finished, just make sure that you've you have activated the previous panel of the format in quality level that you want. So see how, as I click the different and is aimed at the same time, see how as I click the different preview areas there's a little blue outline which everyone is active when you click the ok button or the save button is the one that's going to be chosen. Ok, so if I go ahead and press return or click save way down here, then I will end up with a j peg that is fifty percent quality okay or fifty in numeric value for compression and that's it that's all there is to it, and you'll get another dialog box asking me what you want to name it. Okay, so we'll just throw this one out on our desktop here and click safe and you're done okay? Question, yes, yeah quick question a couple of people are asking care of steel in the chat room does safer web have an impact on color e color profiles? No, I don't believe so. What you can do in the safe will have dialogue is you can reduce the number of colors that will be contained in your image, okay, so if we choose um so you got this color table right here, so that will let you, you know, throw away some of the colors in your image if you need tio so if we were to trees jif see how I get that color table and then from the color because you get a few different options with jif because it's telling me how many colors are contained in my image right now, two hundred fifty six colors? Well, if I click that little poppet menu, I can start reducing the amount of colors and you'll see that reflected down there in the color table, and as I take out colors, you can see the previa gets worse so her somewhere somewhere but the file size also get smaller, smaller, smaller. So that's that quality file size dance I was telling you about. So in that manner you can affect the colors, but as faras color profiles, that really doesn't come much into play here other than if you're sending this. If your goal is to post this on the web or send it over email, you do want to leave convert to s rgb turned on because that's ah more common color mode so that is helpful to do thank you which kind of relates this question from bruce f can you discuss srg be aired to be pro photo rgb and how they relate to saving to the web? Well, if you're what we're talking about here different color modes okay pro photo is one adobe rgb is another s rgb is another mode and and they all contain different amounts of color okay more or less color values they contained in those different colored profiles for the web and email you want to leave this set tio convert to s rgb because that's going to be the most common ok because when you're sitting when you're posting something on the web, you have no idea what people reviewing and on what kind of monitor anything, whether it is or what platform even because the color on your pc is gonna look different than the color on my mac and so on and so forth. So for the web and email it's best to leave convert to s rgb going on aa lot of pro photographers like to work in the the baby already be space because they believe that to be more accurate you know color, space and s rgb so that's about as far as we get into that yes, this sort of goes compartment goes back to the first of those two questions I noticed on the color table, the little arrow will allow you to select web safe colors. Do we still have to worry about that? Absolutely not. He did not have to worry about with safe colors anymore. We've come a long way, baby with our monitors. One more quick question on this new gray asks, is there a way to batch process using save tow web? If there is a way to batch process, using safer with it will be found in bridge adobe bridges, the database for photo organization, ocean of sorting and filtering that is installed with the creative suite, and there are lots of batch automation commands hiding within bridge, so I don't know specifically if anything works for safer with but there is a there is an image converter tool that is inside a photoshopped that you can use to very quickly resize change, file format and a couple of other things that lives within photo shop, so that lives in the file menu under scripts image processor. So this would be another way, too, essentially set up something near to be safer with dialogue that would work on a slew of images such as let's, say, a folder of images you all need let's say you've got a folder of images and need all of those images to be eight hundred by six hundred pixels. Okay, well, you could use this image processor again. We got to that by choosing the file menu scripts image processor and here is kind of like a batch automation tool for that you can tell it what folder you want to work in or you can say it work on my open images then you can set a location for the saved images once it applies all the criteria that you're about to sit so here you can, uh re sign so if I turn that on that aiken dial in my settings here and I can tell it to convert all those images to s rgb, I can tell it to save them is a psd and I can even add copyright info if I want tio right here so it gives you some of those options alright? So let's create on let's let's get into talking about layers okay? So I'm gonna go ahead and close this image. Incidentally, I told you I was a fan of keyboard shortcuts, so I'm using keyboards shark has it close on my images, so I'm pressing command w for window closed the window or controlled of you on a pc and when I do that but if I've made any changes photoshopped beautifully asked me who do you want to save this image before you close it? So I'm triggering these buttons by simply pressing the first letter that's on the button, so I'm triggering, don't say by pressing d I could trigger canceled by pressing, see or say by pressing s or I can trigger save because it is highlighted in blue, I can simply press, return or enter to trigger that, but so I'm clicking d for don't save if you want to get faster and photoshopped, keyboard shortcuts are the way to go.

Class Description

In this special photoshop tutorial, you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, author of Photoshop® CS5: The Missing Manual. There is so much to cover in Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 that we need almost a week to cover everything. In this special 4-day workshop you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed instructor and author. Lesa is informative yet entertaining with a unique way of explaining difficult concepts so you understand the "why" behind the "how". Get ready to spend a fun, high-energy week digging into the power of Photoshop.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1


1Introduction: Nitty Gritty Basics + Layers 2Workspace Overview 3Q&A: Workspace 4The Truth About Resolution and File Formats 5Changing Resolution Without Changing Quality 6Q&A: Resolution and File Formats 7Resizing with the Crop Tool 8Cropping with the Ruler Tool 9Resizing with Content-Aware Scale 10Resizing for Print/Web 11Layers and Layer Types 12Duplicating, Moving, and and Aligning Layers 13Q&A: Layers 14Creating Reflections 15Layer Alignment Tools 16Simple Slimming Technique (Resizing Layers) 17Colorizing a Black and White Image 18Creating a Solid Color Fade with Fill Layers 19Layer Masks: Hand Painted Image Collage 20Layer Masks: Gradient Mask Collage 21Layer Blend Mode Collage (Include Load Images as Stack) 1Using Selections Part 1 2Using Selections Part 2 3Q&A: Selection Tools 4Color Selections: Fixing Animal White Eyes 5Tightening Up Layer Masks 6Painting Selections with QuickMasks 7Using Vector Drawing Tools 8Vector Shapes: Creating an Oval Vignette 9Vector Shapes: Rounded Edges to Photo 10Use Channels to Create Selections 11Tough Selections Around Hair & Fur 12Refine Edges Part 1 13Refine Edges Part 2 14Creative Edges on Photos 15Embellishing with Vector Art 16Creative Vector Photo Frames 17Editing Smart Objects 18Smart Objects Template: Creating Dark Edge Vignette 1Smart Objects: Selective Blurring 2Smart Objects: Selective Sharpening 3Sharpening with the High Pass Filter 4Q&A: Sharpening 5Auto Color Adjustments 6Shadows and Highlights 7Using Levels 8When to Use Smart Objects 9Using Curves 10Lightening and Darkening with Blend Modes 11Enhancing Eyes and Teeth 12Changing Colors with Hue/Saturation 13Changing Colors by Hand Painting 14Faux Dodge/Burn: Reduce Wrinkle 15Color to Black and White 1Healing Brush 2Content Aware Fill 3Using Text in Photoshop 4Designing with Baseline Shift 5OpenType Fonts 6Placing Text Behind an Object 7Barely There Text: Faded and Hollow Text 8Pushing Photos Through Text 9Adding Texture to Your Text 10Convert Text to Paths 11Combine Images using Advanced Blending 12Realistic Photo Aging 13Faking HDR 14Wrapping Texture Around an Object