Adobe® Photoshop® Image Size, Resolution, and Cropping


Adobe® Photoshop® Image Size, Resolution, and Cropping


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Adobe® Photoshop® Image Size, Resolution, and Cropping

Karen pledge images a wedding photographer, author teacher she has a book called album moxie that has just come out on peach pit press and everybody go check that one out care has with been with us all week long probably one of the most overworked instructors here daring photoshopped weeks she's been doing all of our behind the scenes interviews hosting our panels there's another panel today and that's coming up for forty five so let's throw it over and welcome again was keira pledging it? Well, I am super excited about this segment because we're going to talk about one of the things that seems to be a big struggle for a lot of people which is wrapping their minds around pixels megapixels resolution what does it all mean and that's we're going to break down today so we're going to talk about what pixels are, how resolution works and all that good stuff and then we're going to get into photo shop and actually do it and I'll actually show you then in photo shop so are you guys ready for ...

some fun? I think we're on some fun all right? So here we go, we're digging right in and the first thing that I need to tell you whoa, I'm given my jokes away already um there's some complicated formulas involved with re sizing images, so I hope you like math but really just kidding because there is no math so you are welcome when I was learning all this stuff a billion years ago someone actually taught this to me with a math formula this really ridiculous looking yeah and I thought, oh my gosh, I'm going to have to see which industry is like again teo if I have to do math to resize my images but thankfully we don't have to do any math we will take a look at some numbers today just so we can understand what's happening on well keep the numbers really simple for my own benefit and maybe yours as well we'll keep the numbers really simple but just know that photo shop will really handle all of this for you. So any numbers that you're going to see today are really just to help you understand what photo shops actually doing so we don't ourselves have to actually doing the math and I think that's a really great thing so we're going to start by asking the question what is a pixel? So anyone want to take a stab at it? No no one's grabbing the microphone that's why we're here so way are we have a hand? Yes it's imagery solution I'm sorry what he made resolution dixon and what is a pixel it's like every if like a little dot, right? Yeah according it may be a cord in it it's all kinds of things who knows well let's let's talk about it well I'll actually show you right here pixels are the little building blocks that make up our images right are raster images are made of pixels so that's different than like vector images or something you might use an illustrator um in photo shop are images that we work with are made of pixels so here's a nice close up look if we were to zoom really up close on this a portion of the image we would see all the little blocks and here's a fun trivia fact for you the word pixel is actually a conjunction from two words picture element so if you are ever on jeopardy you are welcome so now that we know what a pixel is what is a mega pixel a pixel with a cape you can laugh it's our humor really is yeah it's a superhero pixel a big enormous monster size pixel anyone no everyone's like thinking what of it? Well a megapixel is kind of just slang for million pixels so when we talk about cameras that are seven megapixel cameras or ten megapixel cameras what we're really saying is that those cameras are capable of capturing approximately seven million pixels or ten million pixels or whatever in each image does that make sense all right so then the next question would be why do we care anyone want to take a stab at it I liked him I'm gonna make you thank you guys takes about it more pixels of prettier picture prettier pictures aa lot of times people say things like, oh, it'll make my image is more clear or more sharp or more pretty and yes, it helps with that stuff but the other part of the puzzle is it really depends on the size is that your printing? So basically the idea is that the more pixels that you have in an image, the larger you can print that image and still have it looked good, right? And when um when we talk about how many pixels we need, it really depends what we're doing with the image so an image that's going to be displayed on a screen of some sort whether that's an internet browser or tablet or a mobile device um we have different needs for pixels then we do if we are talking about print images that we might frame and hang on the wall. So first let's talk for a minute about what happens with pixels on a screen and this was another one of those things that for me when I was starting out, I don't know why I found this so challenging why I couldn't wrap my mind around it because on screens inches don't matter, so we're used to talking about images in terms of actual physical dimensions like a five by seven inch print but on the screen it doesn't matter there are no inches it's just pixels pixels are always just pixels and I had a hard time wrapping my mind around that and I remember reading some chapter in some book way back when and I thought well that's weird I can take my ruler and hold it up to my screen and I could measure how many inches that picture is but it doesn't quite work like that um so here's what happens your pit your screen can only display of so many pixels right that's what we call our screen resolution so let's just pretend for easy math because again for my benefit let's just pretend that this laptop here on the left is set to display a thousand pixels so the desktop resolution let's just say it's a thousand pixels across right? So if we view an image that measures a thousand pixels across on a screen that's displaying a thousand pixels across it will just fill the whole screen right now the other display here on the right let's pretend that that laptop same size screen same everything except that screen is set to display two thousand pixels across that same one thousand pixel image would now appear half is big because that screen is displaying a total of two thousand pixels and the image is only one thousand does that make sense so it's really relative depending on the settings of the screen which is why if you guys remember back win ten twenty four by seven sixty eight desktop resolution was the standard all of our icons were huge right? And now I always get a chuckle if I go visit my parents and use their computer on the icons are always huge because their resolution is so low so that same a tv icon takes up a larger portion of their total display capabilities than it does on whatever monitor I haven't home so that is how that works then let's talk about print wait, I was also going to say this is why if you've ever gotten like email attachments that are not sized down for screen display like someone sends you an email and they're like, look at the pictures of my new puppy and you open it and instead of seeing a nice little puppy you would see a giant eyeball on your screen remember that and then we'd have to scroll uh that's because they sent you all those pixels and whatever you were using to view it wasn't able to zoom out like we can't un photoshopped so that's one of the things that can happen all right, so now let's talk about print when we talk about print it's a whole different ballgame because now we actually care about how many pixels we have per inch and that's what we refer to as a resolution and that is important for making sure that the picture actually looks like a picture so if we taken image and try to printed at a size where it doesn't have enough pixels per inch to make it look nice then we get this sort of pixelated I like to say you could play chess or checkers on it if it was really bad so if you don't have enough pixels those pixels they're gonna have to spread out to fill whatever print size you're trying to make and they will actually get larger they will actually grow big enough where you might be able just see them with your eyes and then we say, well, that looks so bad that so pixellated or it could just be like modern art I don't know how or when you do have enough pixels of course then you get the nice um nice looking print so how much is enough? Well ideally three hundred pixels per inch is of course the gold standard but there's kind of a buffer we kind of have a little bit of a range there so three hundred is ideal but that doesn't always happen and it's not always the end of the world so I usually tell people you kind of have some wiggle room like one fifty two, three hundred and it will really depend on the material you're printing on the device that's doing the printing or the whatever dying or something and then it will also depend maybe on even on the image itself, so sometimes you might be able to push that number, push the envelope further on some applications, then on others it just kind of depends, but this is what we're aiming for here and anything more than that is not going to earn you any brownie points, so sometimes people think, well, if three hundred pixels per inch is good, then I'm going to make my images with like a thousand pixels per inch and then it's going to look extra pretty, right? But it doesn't work, it doesn't work that way, so anything above three hundred generally is not going to get you any bonus points, so at that point it kind of becomes superfluous that's a fun word it just become unnecessary and it's kind of like extra baggage, so when we talk about image size them, we have a couple of ways that we can talk about it. We can talk about it in terms of pixel dimensions or we can talk about it in terms of pixel distribution. Ok, so those are two different things, but they are also at the same time the same how's that for a conundrum, what am I talking about? Okay let's, take a look at it let's have this sample image here we'll pretend that this image measures six hundred by four hundred pixels now I promise you you weren't gonna have to do math and you you still don't but, um hopefully you can do some math just to kind of understand how this works so when we talk about pixel dimensions we're really just talking about how many pixels air in that image so again pixels are like the building blocks of our photos it's like the bricks that make up the house and we've only got so many bricks so the question is how big of a house can we build with the bricks that we have? All right, so let's imagine six hundred by four hundred bricks or pixels that's the pixel dimensions and then if we talk about the pixel distribution we're talking about how are those pixels arranged in our image? So if we take six hundred by four hundred pixels and we want to distribute them for a six by four inch image print how many pixels would we have per inch do teo teo do how many do this's a good segment, right? Look at you guys were gonna learn this ok? Ok I'll just give you give you the answer no one's jumping at it ok, we would have today ah hundred pixels per inch with me you see in it so six hundred by four hundred pixels total how are they distributed in a six by four inch picture they would be arranged sort of spread out and they would weigh in at one hundred pixels print now, let's make it harder. What if we take those same six hundred by four hundred pixels? But we shake him up a little bit into a three by two inch or two by three? I wrote it kind of backwards so that maybe it would make the math a little more easy. How many pixels would we have? So we've taken let's just review we had a four by six hundred pixels per inch right now, we're making the print size smaller so we would have two hundred I hear you whispering under your breath way would have two hundred pixels per inch. This is why I love this so much because like I said, I don't care that much for math. I was good at it in school, I mean, I got good math grades, but it didn't stick with me, but it's, so empowering once you once you understand how this works and then you can also read the sigh of relief, knowing you don't have to know math. So if you've been sort of avoiding all of this because you're like it's just too hard, this is when you face your fears and get past them and realize you don't actually have to know math so yeah, if we took that four by six image and now we shrunk it down and made a smaller image that's two by three or three way to, um our resolution the same number of pixels are now occupying a smaller physical space, right? So they got all scrunched together and we kind of got deeper so now we have two hundred of them in every inch and then let's go the other direction what if we take that little two by three and now we think, oh, I want a twelve by eight so we spread them out before we think about exactly how many we would have just generally speaking with the number go up or down down right? Because we're taking the same amount of pixels and now we're going to spread them out over a much larger area and we're going to end up with fifty yes, you guys are math geniuses, you are on your way high five yes, so then we would have fifty pixel lt's per image, right? So that's basically all there is to it um you don't have to make it more complicated than that and again, you don't have to actually do the math photoshopped handles all of it for you, but you d'oh have to understand what photo shop is dealing with because otherwise you can get yourself in trouble and we'll see that here coming up another way to think about it if you like peanut butter. I love analogies, and I love peanut butter and it's actually behaves a lot like pixels, so I don't know about you, but my husband loves peanut butter, too, and sometimes we usually by, like, bulks peanut butter. But sometimes I open up the jar of peanut butter, and I find that this is all that's left. One scoop of peanut butter. So if we think of that as our pixels and then we ask ourselves when we're going to do with this peanut butter, I could take that peanut butter and put it on a small cracker. And if I put all the peanut butter on a small cracker it's going to be one really good bite, right? I'm gonna get, like, a good chunk of peanut butter on that cracker, so it would be thick, right? That one's peanut butter on that small cracker would be really thick, so that would be really high resolution peanut butter, three hundred peanut butter bits, per it it really sticky and good and yummy. Right? So do you really think then the opposite of that? If I take just that much peanut butter and I spread it out on a tortilla, um, you know, I just spread it a lot thinner. Right and so then I have to really ask myself do I want a big bite of peanut butter or lots of bites of less peanut butter way put it on the tortilla it would be pretty thin I'd have to spread it much thinner to cover the cover the tortilla so it would maybe be lower resolution so maybe let's say seventy two pixels per inch so if we're thinking about that kind of desirable range that's like one fifty two three hundred we would definitely see that this would then be on the lower side okay, so that's how that works now the question is how does cropping affect all of the pixels? Right? Well let's talk about cropping first of all, I sort of like to think that there are three three different types of cropping three different categories of cropping if you will. So the first kind of cropping is what I like to call healthy, unavoidable cropping and weaken blame math for this because it's just basic geometry if we taken an image on a typical like thirty five millimeter type sensor a full frame sensor it's going to have a two by three aspect ratio so it's going to be a rectangle right? We're all used to that pictures generally come in rectangular shapes and if we want to put them on instagram or something we want to put them in a square frame they get cropped right so that's fine that's healthy unavoidable cropping we are just reshaping them to fit whatever format we need so that's an ok thing that's the same thing that happens when you take any image and if you were to make a print of it as a four by six five by seven eight by ten andi even eleven by fourteen those would all be different crops so it would all be slightly different and that's unavoidable that's just geometry time so we're off the hook there the next type of cropping is what I call me cropping um and that's where we're sort of correcting ourselves a little bit like maybe we shot an image that you know maybe we couldn't quite get the composition that we wanted in camera and then we we want to clean up our composition slightly so we wait crop in a little so if we look at the crops so here is like the un cropped image and we would crop it there it's still reaching two out of the four sides right so were cropping off a couple ends but it's still like as big as it can be in many cropping were coming in a little bit but it's like it's not too bad yet okay like and these days we all have pretty high resolution cameras so like theirs some room for that but then there's the third category of cropping and there are so many offenders out there of of this next? Are you guys ready? I call it death by cropping. And this is what happens. So you take your image and then you realize oh oh, I you know, I couldn't get close enough for what was I thinking my photos terrible, but this is the part that's really good little tiny dot and so we crawl down to that right that's what I call death by propping and the reason is because if you do something like that when you go to make a print of that, um you're going to be really bummed out probably depending on the print size and how many pixels you started with but it's probably going to be kind of a bummer. Um, so the reason is here's another analogy for you it's all about food? Why is that cookie down here's the another way to think of this. So if you had a ball of cookie dough and you imagined that the cookie dough, it was all the pixels but you have and where did those pixels come from? What determines how many pixels you have in the first place? Your camera, right and whatever kind of sensor it hasn't what is capable of capturing so you start with this dough ball and you could do anything with this ball you can make fund of little cookies you could make one really big cookie you can do all kinds of things so let's pretend that you roll it out get your rolling pin, roll it out and then you grab a cookie cutter and you put the cookie cutter into the cookie dough and then you scrape off all that other dough and get rid of it and you take just the little cookie that you cut and you put it on your cookie tray but you you don't leave it at that size instead you realize oh well I have a whole trade of phil so you just stretch the cookie right and you just pull the dough and stretch it out now I am not you know a baker by any means but even I could probably guess what it's not going to work out right? It may be way too thin it will probably if it even khun do that I don't even know it probably stretch out and have holes in it and I'm sure I would burn it it would just it would be be a disaster but that's what people are doing when they crop in on their images like that so here's a couple of examples so this is an image straight out of my camera that I forget if I don't know my whatever megapixels I have a bunch twenty at least so a very high resolution camera ok and so on the left over here is if I took that image straight out of the camera so it's a two by three aspect ratio pretty long and skinny rectangle and if I tried to crop that into an eight by ten it would have three hundred sixty pixels per inch so that's totally healthy right like that's perfectly fine I can print that it's more than I even need honestly on I'd be fine with it but then let's say the florist calls me up and says care I love the wedding pictures and can you please send me that picture of the bride with the bouquet? Because blah blah we love it so then I'm like great sure here's this photo and then the flores is like, oh, we need to highlight the bouquet for some magazine cover something so hopefully they would know better than this but maybe they don't and they take their crop tool in just they crop it like that's death by cropping so they go all the way into just the little bouquet and let's say they try to make now an eight by ten out of that little bit it's the same thing like the cookie dough, right? So if they take that small chunk and try to make an eight by ten, the resolution would end up about ninety five pixels per inch and as we now know that's not it bad news ok, so here's another ria world example from just every day life and I actually had a friend who I should think for bringing this to my attention because she took pictures of her kid's birthday party and she came to me and say care at my pictures from my kid's birthday party are terrible and she said I think you should take a look at my camera that I just bought brand new and she said I think that it's a lemon and I thought you know like that you know you're not stuff about the case and my first question was are you sure you know what resolution were you shooting at because you know you can downsize and your cameras you can dial that down and you may have a twenty megapixel camera that you could shoot out ah really small light one megapixel or even smaller if you want it so sometimes people do that because they think they're going to be able to fit more images on their memory card which of course you can but then if the cost is you now captured all those very small images with very few pixels and you're very limited what you can do with them so anyway she assured me that was not the case she said no no no it's the highest resolution that it can be and then my next question was did you crop your photos and she's led of course I'm crop to them what do you mean what's wrong with that? And I said, ah ha because this is what she did so she took a photo like this like across the table like all kinds of other stuff in the scene so here is the original this is like a ten megapixel image so something like this with bunches of pixels and then if you were to crop that to an eight by ten with healthy cropping you could print that still and have three hundred forty two pixels print so that's not bad but nobody would take that image and crop it like that right? Because look at all that junk in the frame there's all kinds of stuff all over the table and like the little kid who clearly is the reason for the photo is like a mile away so instead people might crop like that and now we've gone from twenty seven ish hundred by thirty six hundred ish pixels to fourteen hundred by eleven twenty and now that same eight by ten is only one hundred forty pixels per mitch and then if you get really carried away and you do super death by cropping and you go even further, then you would end up with only seventy five pixels cringe you see how this works so you only have so much cookie dough right? And you can't stretch it thin endlessly so the question is, how do you avoid death by cropping one u learn howto use the crop tool and I will show you that so yeah, on the other thing. What do you think? Instead of shooting an image like this, what would you know? Shoot closer, go close. Yes, you would get a hello, sir. I always like to joke, you know, we say that, but here our favorite past time is baseball or whatever. And I think now I think it's cropping I think people just loved crop and that's but that's the danger and people kind of get mad at me when I deliver this message, everyone gets mad. Don't don't shoot the messenger. I'm just saying it like it is. So instead of shooting this, you would just get close and you see that look she's happy about it too, right? So and your photos will be much better really because of it and if you have a ten megapixel camera heard twenty megapixel camera whatever. Then you can shoot this and still have your ten megapixels or twenty megapixels and not be so watered down and then the only thing you could do is put it online right, so then you can still make your prints all right, so that same picture than if you were to shoot it close up then you could have all your pixels so these two pixels would are two images would have the same number of pixels even though um you would normally feel compelled to crop that so I like to tell people shoot it the way you would feel compelled to crop it later plus you save yourself some work so that's kind of nice all right now let's take a look at how this will be in photo shop so we can jump over to photo shop hopefully maybe but just breathe jim and I are said no, we're here saying we way can't think of anyone better to be teaching this class really gets so much fun math is fun for you to come back and teach your next soul class oh no, wait one three teaching xl I can't do anything in that program oh my goodness but some people do do magical things with it, not I not I all right so here we are we are in finish up and first of all let's think about how do we even know how many pixels we haven't an image? How would we even figure that out before we dig in and figure out the exact answer? We have a couple of clues all right? So clue number one is up here at the top of the tab for this image tells me the name of the image and then here it says that I'm currently viewing it at one hundred percent so that means that I'm viewing each pixel like one for one so I can tell just by looking at this image on my screen and knowing what I what the view percentage is up here I can tell this image is not huge because this is only one hundred percent if this image had like a gazillion pixels it would say I'm viewing it at legg ten percent but this is a whole image right here so this is just kind of a clue it doesn't tell me how many pixels I have it just tells me a clue that either have a lot or or not so I can kind of get an idea there the other place but it's nice to be able to look is way down here at the bottom of your screen hopefully everyone can see that there is right now by default it says doc seven there's my dock it says seven o three o k and that is telling me the size of the file on my disk well, great, I don't know about you but I really don't care about that in this case I guess if you are doing a lot of web stuff you might care more but I think we can get some more valuable information here so if we click the little arrow fly out thing we get a whole smorgasbord of choices that we can have displayed for us there, and guess what? There is an option called document dimensions, right? So I'm going to click on that and go look, it tells me my images six by four with one hundred pixels print, so I made this image to be exactly what I showed you in the keynote, so we can, like see it in real life in photos, eh? So now we know what's in our image, and I usually work with this display set to document dimensions all the time so that I just always know what's up in my image. So now, let's, take a look at where we actually dig into this stuff in photo shop and it's found under the image menu, we'll go up to image and we'll just dance on down to image size, and you'll notice there's a keyboard shortcut for that because that's pretty handy place to be so on. A mac it's command option I and on a pc that's control ault, I'm and if I click on that, I'll get the image sized box and guess what, it's, pretty much just what I showed you in the keynote appear at the top it's showing me my document dimensions in terms of pixels. So this image is just like the one we saw six hundred by four hundred pixels and down here it's showing me how they're distributed and I can change pixels over here two inches and now we can see those six hundred by four hundred pixels are now distributed across six by four inches with one hundred pixels per inch simple stuff right and let's turn off free sample for right now we'll talk about re sample in a minute right now we're going to turn it off because re sample gets people in trouble if you don't understand it so we're going to play in in what I like to call the sandbox where it's safe and it's okay to play that's what developers call that they call it the sandbox so we'll just have our own sandbox here and let's say we want to make this image twelve inches across then we will see that the height changes to eight the resolution drops to fifty just like we saw in kino right? So if you're like well what size could I print this and get three hundred pixels arrange I can come down to resolution and type in three hundred and it would adjust the within the hyatt so if I want to print this image at three hundred pixels per inch I don't have to do math I can just type it in here and photo shop will figure it out for me and then I'll realize oh, I'm that's not very useful unless I want to make ah postage stamp or something um so this maybe is not going to be a good candidate for a lot of printing let's go back to the with up here and if I type in we'll go back to twelve I guess so we'll have an eight by twelve and we see the resolution is fifty and we also see that these three things are linked so if we change the with if we change the height or if we change the resolution it's all going toe shift organically is the word I like to use although it takes technically don't know if that applies when you're talking about pixels and use the word organic I don't know it's digital but it's organic in that sense so it's goingto automatically just changed okay but then people start getting punchy with stuff and they'll say but keira said we should have three hundred pixels per inch if we want to print this so if you turn on re sample watch what happens boom resolution is now a free agent so it's no longer connected to within height let me check it one more time so here's the three things linked and you'll also notice but as we were messing with all these numbers these numbers stayed the same so no matter what we did down here we were on lee moving the pixels around like spreading them out or sort of, you know, moving them from a pizza or a tortilla to a cracker, we're just spreading them around, so these the number of here never changed, but if we get punched happy and we're like, but I want this to be three hundred, so we turn re simple on and we dive in here and now watch when I type three hundred. Whoa, look what happened to my pixel dimensions that's a far cry from six hundred by four hundred now, the real question is, where did those pixels come from? I'll tell you, they came from the pixel fairy and she just floated right in and we didn't even see her because she's like a ninja and she just tossed some imaginary pixels right into our image and we don't even notice and then we would just go ahead and be like, well, awesome. Now I've got my three hundred pick well, great. So we click ok and then photo shop has toe invent and deal with all those, and then the image got larger on my screen because I was still doing it. Now I've seemed out and I have screwed it all up, I was still viewing it here we go at one hundred percent but now one hundred percent of the pixels of a lot more pixels so got a lot bigger, so if that happens to you that's a big clue like whoa, the pixel very just stop by for a visit and you may think by zoom out here and you look at those he may think, well, it looks just fine, right? Because it might because reviewing it on a screen and I'm sure many of you have had the experience where it looks great on a screen and then you print it and it is a checker board or something right on that's because again, on a screen we don't care about how many pixels per inch there's no such thing it's just pixels for pixels, so when we print it way actually need a certain number of them, and that could be a problem and to drill this home for you gonna undo that and I'm going to come in here and show you then what you could dio if you intentionally re sample your image, when would you ever do that? If you're re sizing an image for the plug, yeah, first light show for for the web, for anywhere where you need less pixels, then you would want to re sample ok, so let's just pretend I'm going to just like, obliterate this image like we're just going toe just kill it so I'm going to just totally throw away some pixels so we'll go in and change this to our pixels and I'm going to go from six hundred pixels to like I don't know thirty okay? So that's awful whips and what I meant to do then is we'll just throw in some more pixels now from the pixel ferry because we know that sounds like a good idea, right? So let's just take this and we'll bump it back up we'll just we won't even go crazy will just make it back to its original size and we'll click ok and there you go right so in case you were thinking that the pixel very was all that she's not as good as the tooth fairy alright it's just it's it's it's not good stuff so all right let's look at a really image that is a higher resin image that as it would be, you know, straight out of your camera so I'm gonna pop over to this image and um let's go back you know why this keeps swoops resetting on me play nice photo shop all right back to document dimensions now here's the thing when you open your image is straight out of your cameras they're not going to land at you know, three hundred pixels per ends eight by ten ready to go they're going to just spill out into photo shop and as you can see in the bottom of my screen here this image is currently sixty ish by forty ish at seventy two pixels parentage now before you panic and think oh it's only seventy two um remember that this is like the most giant tortilla ever so you've got all this peanut butter and yes it's spread thing at the moment to seventy two pixels per inch but it's covering the world's largest tortilla it's really big ok so you could scrape it all together for a smaller tortilla on the resolution would go up so let's take a peek and we'll go back to our image size image image size and here we are and we see ok now we are we have forty three hundred by twenty, eight hundred plus pixels they're currently arranged to seventy two pixels per inch I'm gonna turn off free sample because I want to keep these all connected so that I can increase the resolution let's say three hundred and then we find out oh ok well now I could print this you know, fifteen by ten or something around that size does that make sense a little bit all right we are going we're making some progress here and we don't have to do any math right? So it's kind of an awesome thing um so let's pretend then so here's our image and I'm going to reset this if you ever are playing around in this box and you freak out and you're like wait a minute what just happened? I'm lost what did I d'oh you can always reset it you don't have to cancel and get out of it and then get back in it you can just reset it if you hold down the option or the altar key the cancel button will turn into a reset button which is pretty awesome so I'm just going to hit reset and it'll just go back to its original settings and if we wanted tio make this let's say for a blogged for online for some small smaller screen then we want to care about pixels right so again no one's gonna know web developer persons ever going to say send me a five by seven for the web site because that doesn't mean anything to teo a web person they'll tell you I want six hundred by four hundred pixels or two by three hundred or something like that so let's pretend we want a size this for a blogged and we'll just make it uh where my well turn on our sample because we want to size down so we want tio actually change the number of pixels we have when you re sample you're changing the number of pixels you have and it's either going down which is you know ok that's what you intend or it's being basically artificially inflated all right, so I'm nico, turn with sample on. I'm going to come up in here and I'll change this two pixels and we'll drop this down. Teo, I don't know five hundred pixels on, and you'll see that this now changes up here to reflect the change. So this up here is kind of like your beacon of, uh, have giving you your bearings. I don't know. This is telling you what you really have going on in your image. Ok, so we've now sized this down and when I click ok, way. See the image now sized, and if we look down in the bottom left it's converting it still two inches because I have my preference is set for inches. If you change your preferences to pixels, then down here, it would say five hundred by whatever pixels with x number of pixels print so you can change your preferences by coming to the preference menu on a mac it's under photo shop preferences and then it's under units and rulers on a pc it's under the edit menu at it preferences units and rulers. And this is where you would just change your rulers to be inches or what whatever you want our number of other things another way that you can do that is if you turn your rulers on which you khun go to view rulers or you compress commander control are that will turn your rulers on and you can right click or control click and then you can also change it here. All right? So let me undo that and we'll go back to image size and then let's see what happens what if we want this to be a five by seven, right? So I'm not going to re sample because I want to keep his many pixels as I can, so I'm going to turn off free sample and I'm just going to rearrange the existing pixels and unified by seven so I'll type seven for the with and I find out the height is not quite five all what if I change the height to five? The width is not quite, well that's pretty buggy, right what's up with that now here's the difference between re sizing an image and cropping an image re sizing an image is going to let you, you know, shift around your pixels or throw away some pixels, but you're keeping like the image shape the way that it is, but if you want tio change the shape of your image from a rectangle to a square or vice versa or a a longer rectangle or a short directional, then you need to get the crop tool out, but what a lot of people don't realize is that the crop tool can actually, it is actually also read sizing your image, and you just don't realize it because photo shops kinds thinking sometimes and it's happening in the background. So I'm going to cancel this and turn off my rulers on dh let's, let's, size this for, I guess by by seven, well, so we'll crop right, so we saw we tried to just re site that it wasn't going toe land perfectly, so then we'll go over to the crop tool, which is right here on the toolbar or the keyboard shortcut is see for crop, that makes a lot of sense, right? And when we look up here in the options bar, we see all kinds of settings here. Now there are some presets for some different ratios. For example, five by seven perfect, so I'm going to click on that and it's going to give me it's currently giving me a vertical five by seven so this's a horizontal image, and if we want to keep it that way, we would need to flip flop this so right up here in the options, borrow there's a little flip flop, but so if I click that it will flip flop the crop so it's, horizontal, and then I can just click and drag to reposition the image within the crop however I want, and once I'm happy with it, I would need to press enter or I can click the check mark up here, so we'll click that, and then we'll see that down here in this little info bar and didn't really change a whole lot. It kept the, uh, dimensions are still really high and it still seventy two pixels per inch. So what the crop tool just did was it didn't really rearrange the pixels into a five by seven it's just kind of some reshaped it so that it has the same five by seven ratio, but it's not actually physically in a five by seven size, does that make sense? So it's it's the five by seven ratio, but not the actual size, and I can't I can't work well with that, because I'm like, I want to know what it is at five by seven so here's, what I suggest that is a nice a nice option, but I'm just going to undo that, and I'm gonna come back up here, and I want to know that if I crop this too, if I buy seven, I wantto be able to see what my resolution will be. So at the very top, the second item actually in the little drop down here for the crop tool, the second item is a width and a height and a resolution uh, yes, so we'll click that, and then you'll notice we can actually input numbers right into this box so I can type seven inches by five inches and this is where I would enter the resolution. Now, how would we possibly know what the resolution would be for a crop that we haven't made yet? Thie answer is we don't know and you know what? It's ok, so here's, what I'm going to suggest, leave it blank and then you make your crop so we'll just move that over something like that say that's good. Then again, we either press enter or we come up keer teo the options bar and hit the check mark and now it crops it and look at that now, down here in the bottom, not only is it the five by seven aspect ratio, but it's actually really a five by seven and sorry, my doctor keeps popping up and, um, I'll just not mass on it about that, so five by seven and it shows us, then the naturally organic result of our crop is a resolution of five hundred seventy seven pixels per inch which is crazy, right that's plenty of let's more than enough our glass is overflowing. Okay, now we can also protect ourselves from death by cropping here because if we were to dio like I mentioned earlier like let's pretend we're the florist and we love this bouquet and so we're going to make a little five by seven of the bouquet right here so I flip flopped my crop and I've made it just on the bouquet and I'm goingto commit it and now we see the result is a five by seven with only one hundred twenty nine pixels per inch oh rats it's not gonna work but again, if we undo this and if we come in here and if I type actually put the numbers in that box and say, oh photo shop you are like a genie in a bottle and I want three hundred pixels per inch dang it and then I go back and do my little bouquet here and then I commit this I guess my funny shop says your wish is my command and it gave us a five by seven with three hundred pixels per inch but we know from just are our wisdom that we have now and the fact that I just cropped this a minute ago with the resolution blank now we know where did those pixels come from the genie the ferry right picks on very you see what I'm saying and you see how kind of dangerous that is because if you're if you're not aware you could so easily just be like well I want five by seven and three hundred pixels per inch is like a good number so let's do it and photo shop will be like right on let's do it okay there's maybe like sirens that go off for where you have called the pistol very oh it's a different yeah so you have to be careful with that so what I what I usually recommend um if you are cropping your images I would say which of course we all crop I mean cropping is part of life so what I would say is come up here to the width and height so that it actually not only re sort of shapes the image but then actually re sizes it and reorganizes the pixels so you see the final result otherwise it really like reshape sit and you won't know the final result until you send it to the lab and the lab says you don't have enough pixels for this you know so I would put it to the width and height and resolution so within hide over here and then leave the resolution blink just leave it blank do whatever crop you want and then look down here and see if you have enough pixels teo use the image you know whatever way you wanted right? Oh my goodness. So water who s so that is image size and cropping and but you can use the crop tool in some other ways as well that people may not realize so let's move over to what is what have I whoa I'm letting the cat out of the bag all over the place um actually what is this boat we want the regular boat ok, so here is an image and let's pretend that someone wants this image and it needs to appear on a blogged and it needs to be um actually let's actually grab one more other image will do this one first we'll come back to that so this image will say pretended it needs to be on a block um and it needs to be eight hundred by two hundred fifty pixels or something like that. So what we could do is come up into the options bar and type eight hundred p x for pixels. You can actually just cross strait to pixels even if your preferences are set for inches. So we'll say eight hundred pixels by two hundred fifty pixels and that's awesome, but then let's say they were really interested in seeing her ring because maybe it's like a jewelry block or something and then they're like, well, now we can't see they're his head at all really and that's not going to work we need to extend the king in this so I'm gonna commander control minus a little to scooch this out and check this action out I can just take the corner of the crop and drag it all the way over here and I can drag this uh all the way this way and now it's filled this um with white ah background because my color over here is white so when I press enter or hit the check mark groups get seemed in here it has basically built in addition on my image I have used to the crop tool to change my canvas size which is awesome right so now I can do all kinds of things to fill this in we could do a lot of different things we could try we could grab our marquee tool oh ok now try not to freak out because this is kind of like a no no but it's kind of ok here maybe because there's not really a lot of information here it's not like background or like a you know, person or something so we could select this and I get hit commander control t and then just straight it is basically blurred background so um so I'm not going to cry that I did that but normally that might be cry worthy but in this case it's kind of it's kind of ok or you know you could clone it um you could we could try content aware phil um let's let's have ah a gander and see how that goes so edit phil content aware oh look at that I don't know if you guys can see if it shows up very well but you could just paint it too but there is actually a horizon there's like a the ocean in the background is very faint um in fact I don't know that I noticed it you I I shot this it has been a number of years but they were in fact at the beach um so you can do a number of things and actually use the crop tool then to re purpose your image which I think is pretty rad you're basically building an addition on on the image here is then another one and I know this one on we could do the same thing we could turn it let's just try it will go the other direction so we'll move this down here we got to pull this because sometimes some images you know you just have to kind of rework them for whatever kind of purpose and you can't always do it but sometimes you can and we could try content aware phil again see if we can pull it off I tried this earlier I was testing it and it nailed it like I mean it just male that actually jumped up and was like um and sometimes you get really lucky sometimes you have to just try it a few times so we'll see and it fill with content aware not too bad let's just run it again and see you can also just run it over itself and yeah so maybe I take a clone clone stamp and kind of clean that up a little bit but you can see that that's pretty awesome we could also have taken this image and gone the other way with it we could go up this direction maybe maybe this image is going to be on a bookmark or something um or maybe it's going to be like a really cool um I don't know vertical ad somewhere and then this now we're past the horizon in the sky so we really could just stretch that or I could just you know marquis selected and I'll grab my eye dropper here and just take a sample of this and I can just fill in the color and now we could put text on this that this could be a pinterest pin or you know like a cover of something whatever s oh there's all different kinds of things you d'oh it is not cool yes um thie other thing I was going to show you so that's I'm changing that your canvas size using the crop tool which is nice because it lets you you can also do it by freehand I should say to like if you clear all this stuff out you can just free hand drag you know any crop that you want, so sometimes I like to resize my canvases with the crop tool because I can just manually drag it and visually, you know, arrange things how I want but it's also nice because you can type in the size two and then resize it the canvas to a specific size so it's nice that lets you manually do stuff but another thing another way that I use canvas size oh, I'm not trying to close anything I just want to open it another way that I do this is if I'm preparing for example, a gallery rap for a client, so a lot of people love the gallery wrapped canvases, right? And I like to shoot images up close, so I'm not cropping for composition, right? So I'm cropping for, you know, size and shape not for like poor composition hopefully on dso I run into problems where the rap ends up, you know, like the client's faces are so close to the edge and if you're not familiar with gallery wraps it's a canvas that gets printed, the whole thing it's printed in, then it wraps around the back so your image actually folds around to the back side so if you are a really good up close shooter then you run the risk of having your client's faces like fold around their eyes like going around the back that's probably not going to make them happy so let's take a look at that if I was to crop this teo like for let's say an eight by ten campus let's really little but we'll just work with it um so typically then the lab would need two inches on both sides so that's four inches total on the sides and another two inches on the top of bottom so another four inches so that would mean that we would need the image itself to actually be twelve by fourteen in order to wrap around the eight by ten campus you with me all right? So we'll go ahead and dio what I say twelve inches by fourteen oh twelve inches by fourteen inches get again resolution blank and then I could drag this around and for that particular seep I don't know I don't think you know I don't want his head wrapping off and I'm not quite sure that I like this for that part regular I like the composition of this image when it's really long and a four by six but not for this kind of campus so I might want to do something like this and then his head is going to be folding back and we have a problem right he was gonna be fully it's gonna be folding back wrapping so what? We are going to dio instead I'm gonna cancel out of here and I'm gonna I'm gonna switch off from the crop tool because I get antsy when I see this on my screen I don't know if anyone else gets that or viewers at home I get antsy when I'm looking at it so I switched to my move to a lot and what I'm actually going to dio is go into the image menu but instead of choosing image size I'm going to choose canvas size right on all right so here we are and it's showing me my current campus oh, wait before that I would actually crop my eight by ten sorry forgot that step that's important step so eight inches by ten inches so I'm going to crop the image so that I I know exactly what I want for the front of the campus so maybe we'll we'll man crop just a little know death by cropping just may may crapping so maybe like something like this right? So I do my crop there we are so now we have our eight by ten now we'll go into canvas size so image canvas size and we get this cool box and oh I must have drawn a funny little crop so it's eight by ten and a smidge um which is fine but what we're going to do now is tell photoshopped to build out in addition on our image so that that the new edition hey is gonna fold around to the back that's a band right? Um I'm so full of knowledge great oh we're going to make this so that the addition oh, but that's with an e new additions with me this is within a in addition like you would build on your house so the new audition is going to be the part that's going to wrap around to the back of the campus so we have two ways that we can do this right here in this box we can do math, which means we would tell photo shop okay, the with needs to be, you know, add four, so that means to be twelve groups twelve and this needs to be fourteen we could do the math or maybe we I don't like math on dh, so we just want to say relatively speaking click on the relative button and we say I just just add four inches to the within the height, right? So either way you get the same result it will go from eight by ten to twelve by but to fourteen yes, now we get to come down here to this little box and we get to tell photo shop where we want to build the edition in our image so these are little clickable anchors I call them chick lits because I don't know why because they look like chick lit like little gum little square gums so I call him chiklis so you can click on the chick like chick lit that you want to grow out from. So for example, if I click this top left chick lit and I click ok, watch what happens it grows the new canvas from it grows out from that top left corner it grows towards the bottom right rape so we'll undo that we'll go back tio here where we have four inches by four inches and you know we could do we could do the bottom right? You can see what happens, but in this case we want we want to just leave it in the center and that way we'll get those four inches that are going to be added to the width and the height will be split on either side so it'll end up what two and two and two and two right and down here this is where we can choose the color but we want to add and we have this drop down so we can choose our current foreground or background color so currently I have like that yellow from the sky and I have white or we could choose white, black great or we could choose other groups and then we get the whole color picker so we could put any color we want in here. And if you guys are not familiar with how you do color and the color picker you can slide up and down the rainbow to pick a hue that you want and then you click over here to select the saturation and brightness values and it would show you your new color right here and you could click ok that same color is also depicted in all these numbers. If you've never if these numbers of freaked you out before they're not that scary they're not that scary. I like to think of the color picker as sort of a universal translator and the color picker speaks five different languages it speaks he's saturation in brightness, right? So it just be so this color numerically speaking in hsb terms would be one eighty five, seventy five and ninety four then down here, of course we have rgb values so red green and blue right? So sixty to twenty four in two thirty nine over here we have l a b you can see the numbers and then of course we have c m y k and this is our hex code, so if you needed to recreate any of these colors any anyplace else you could pull from any of these five languages and match exactly so that's kind of nice, but I'm probably not going to go with this crazy turquoise color on their campus although it could be really cool and I've seen some people do some great black and white canvases with like electric green and you know, really fun colors on the side so maybe maybe we could do like creative live I don't know what the exact numbers are but we to do a fund green I don't know green or um maybe oh silver who ok like something in here ish like eighteen percent grade just kidding well click ok and so now it's going to show us that it's going to be this great campus right here the canvas extension that's what that's called and then we'll click ok and it will add it just like that so now our whole image now if we open up our image size um oops yeah in terms of inches we don't even have to open image size we can just look right down here in terms of inches are eight by ten is now twelve by fourteen which is exactly what we want if we're going to send it off to the lab and have it wrapped and nobody's faces well good method yes question so when you did this is directly on the image it's not a separate layer, right? Could you do um, could you make a copy of the layer and do this the later and maybe add something to it in five version of mask? And then with that also you could e you can do anything in front of right? But I think if I was just trying to prepare this to go to the lab that's probably introducing a level of complexity that I wouldn't really need because I would do this as my very last step, so any retouching I've done any tempting or color tweaking and all of that, I would do all of that first and save the file, so I have the saved, you know, retouched great person, then I'd crop it to whatever size I went the final thing to be and then add the extension, and then I would probably if I think I'm going to ever need, you know, this exact file again, I would just save this out as file whatever dash, canvas and then that's the one I sent to the lab, so I would still maintain my retouched original, but this is the one I would send to the lab. So speaking to that, if you did do any kind of adjustments prior to making this, could you simply do that with the stroke on dh keep the size of the picture the same, too so then you'd be stroking in words on the size of the picture, which I mean, that would be I guess, yeah, I mean, you could mess with that, but it's going to be, I think, kind of just messy like this is a really clean and simple way where you can get exactly what you want and you're making the picture the exact size that it's going to be, so you'll know exactly how the crop would work and how the campus extension is going to fit, and you wouldn't have to even mess with layers or any of that. This would be the last thing you do and it's just cleaner. I think this way, you know, you wouldn't have to mess with, like effects and layer style like any of that stuff just andan. I always say this as a separate file, obviously because I don't wanna replace my retouch file so that's like my master file and then this would be what I would send to the lab and I would save it in case that then the clients like, oh, well, actually, no, I went like ten more of that thing, then I could give them the exact same thing with my exact same crop with the exact same everything, so I would just put this than in their client folder along everything else so I guess you've done this for clients obviously so well, the only thing I'm wondering is have you had any reaction like, oh, I thought it was going toe the photos going to wrap it around but I have the you know, just a color around instead they don't seemed to mind probably no actually yeah, and I think when I first ran into this I really was kind of worried about that like, oh no, like there they probably want the image to wrap around and I bigly remember at first, you know, telling them, hey, we're going to just go ahead and put black or put what, whatever kind of color on the outside and they were like, oh, great, I don't you know, they didn't care I never since then I was playing I mean it's either that or your face raps or or I mean, you could depending on the snow fall yeah, even better depending on the image you know, like the picture of the beach over here. Obviously I would have moved tool kit out of this crop up this image here if I was going to do something like that to it, I would have a little more flexibility because on this side, you know, I could clone or content aware phil or otherwise alter this to fill it in but then you know I'd have top right now I'd have tio recreate his head over here and that's a little more messy on dh it just really depends on your image sometimes you can you khun fill it in and re create it and just get out but my experience is that that rarely is the way that it goes like clients want the ones that are of course the most complicated and so I'm just decided that's how it works you know? And if you want a rap like that that's how you get beat so really quick story yeah, I did I the very first one of the very first wraps I ever did for a client they actually got like, several put together a cute thing or whatever it's called and yeah and the guy's head was ramped up too much I and I didn't know about this trick so coarse ii had I tell them they pick a different one and I read it but now I know yeah well you are welcome that's what we're here to problem solve all that stuff so that is really great so hopefully that help clarify a few things another thing on maybe then we can have some time for questions, but another thing that I was going to show you guys is how you khun batch resize your images and they should also say usually when I tell people about this and they learn about cropping and how you know be careful so you're not just obliterating your images and all that they start to panic because they're thinking about all the images they've already cropped and you know they they're freaking out but the other thing is then they start thinking oh my gosh I have to resize everything manually before I send it to a lab or have it printed and that's not true so you don't have to manually do all of this for every picture ever in voter shop it's nice for certain things when you want you know a certain crop or a certain you're creating an image for the web or something like that but you you know if you go on vacation and you just take it take a bunch of photos come home edit them in light room were photoshopped or whatever and then you're like also I just I want to order these now you do not have to manually size and reconfigure all your pixels your lab would do that for you so you would just upload your files and then you know you can tell them five I seventy but ten or whatever size and you know make your crop then like using their software or their website or there whenever um so you don't have to do it here but obviously I resize images all the time usually for webb or if I'm creating my own special print piece, there's some kind of thing like that, then I'm doing all of that here, but it's not, like required for every image that you ever touch, just in case anyone was worried about some sort of impending work load disaster. Do you have a question? Well, since you mentioned when you send it off, so one of my cameras is full friends is not right. So I noticed that I've been seeing a lot lately, just in passing at the grocery store. If you shoot with a digital camera, the the picture is a different size. If I'm using that camera is, would it be a wise idea to set the act making action that would automatically be size them so that they don't get o to make him a two by three? So they don't end up in that funny cide? Yes, that certainly don't cut or I think that'd be a personal preference, I mean those. So I think what you're talking about is the labs, like a lot of the little, like many mark kind of things, a lot of them have sizes specific for non full frame camera sensors, right? So it's not like a four by six it's like, for whatever three and a half by something, um I think that's great because some people don't like their images cropped it all right? So it's nice to have a size that would accommodate that I think it's just personal preference, but you could have you could write in action for and have everything converted um, but there would be some cropping, and I guess I don't know how you manually over like you'd want to make sure it wasn't defaulting to a crop you don't like, I guess so that be a little tricky, but if there isn't a folder of images like an entire collection that you want to reese size it's actually really easy to d'oh, um, and what I do is I do that through bridge, which don't have bridges over here, so this is bridge and I have a folder of images that I've called wedding images and they're just random stuff, and what we could do is take like a whole selection so you could select a whole folder or you could select ten images or whatever you want to dio, and if you want to resize them for your blogged or, um, whatever purpose ebay, you would just elect him like this, and then you come up here in tools and you would choose tools photo shop and I would recommend image processor because you're not going to get me funny errors about choosing j peg saving options so I would go to the image processor and all you have to do is you just confirmed yes, I want to take those twelve images that you tell it where you want to save it, so we'll go ahead and just put these on the death stop. I put everything on my desktop rate is everyone's is messy, is mine all right? I clean it once in a while, so we'll put it on the desktop. We'll tell her to save it as a j peg and we could choose whatever you know, quality study we want. So we'll go ahead and say, maybe for if I was going to put these on online, maybe I'd say ten or something. Do you have a question? I don't totally get what the quality is. I know that, you know? Yeah, what does that mean? U s o qualities of refers to the compression that the j peg file has. So j pegs by their very nature, they have built in compression, so they're all saved with compression and the more compression that you've you give them, the less quality the image is. So if you want high quality j pegs, you would be wanting to go with twelve that's the highest that's, the least compressed j peg that you can have s o obviously for prints for something you're sending to the lab you go with twelve but if you're you know saving for weber mobile devices or anything like that then you can start to it really depends on being married to a web developer hopefully he's watching right now uh he's probably like um it's all about optimizing for speed right it's great that you have ten thousand photos on your block but if they're huge and and take forever to download no one's going to see them so it's really trying to balance the size um the download size the file size with speed and making it look nice but making it load quickly so that's a safer web kind of a world I usually do like I usually do eight or ten but you know probably that's not very it could be definitely more optimized in that but I don't spend as much time optimizing as I should so let's just say we'll go ahead and say it here how about that? And then we'll revise to fit so well click right here and let's say the longest side that we want it would be like five hundred same so I'm going to try it five hundred for the with and five hundred for the height it does not mean it's going to make everything a square it just means that the longest edge whether it's vertical or horizontal would be made to five hundred pixels right um and then down here, if we had any actions that we wanted to run, we could so I could click here and, you know, choose some kind of action to run, but maybe like a safer web would be a good sharpen you have any sharp in actions that you've made or body or whatever that you want to run that be a good one. So I do that a lot if I'm backing stuff for my block, but we'll just leave it off for right now and you can add some copyright info if you want and then you click run and there it goes, it's doing all kinds of things, I picked twelve images, hopefully with the verdict, and I think it's done so let's see what that looks like, oh my gosh, you know, you're going to see my messy desktop? No, because I'm going to go through finder and we'll get it that way. Um, so on my desktop desktop, um, it is this right here, so it got put in a folder called j peg and these are the files right here, and we can see they're all tiny compared to you know, these were all like, twenty whatever megapixel full being do you see yummy images, and now they're all automatically resized and, um yeah and they're not square so you know to prove it to you here it is vertical format so and I didn't have to manually do any of it question if you're running something like this to go to the web would you specifically do some kind of additional name change on the end so that you know specifically which ones because I have done this once or twice and got caught um making a mistake of grabbing the smaller image when I really wanted the bigger yeah oh I see what you're saying well here's one thing that photoshopped does or bridge are well just say adobe in general when they think that they dio for you that I think speaks just exactly to that is that it automatically no matter where you tell it so like I just told it to put all of these on my desktop I did not say make a new folder and call it something I just said put it on the desktop but they know that we don't really want just everything turned loose on the desktop so what what it actually does is it makes a folder called j peg so you would know because even if you saved it in the same folder alongside your originals so let me do this again we'll just repeat okay so same however many images we'll go back teo I mean bridge so we'll go to tools photo shop uh image processor and this time I'm going to tell it to same save insane location which now might might make you scared because what's going to happen to it to my original so we'll say same save in same location we'll leave everything else the same and now we'll hit run do you two do d'oh d'oh d'oh d'oh what's that image was weird I don't know what that was okay you never know where you're going to find in your collection ok? I think it's done all right so now we'll just go open this that way we'll go back to bridge because then we can weaken all right so here we are in bridge ill zoom these out so you can see if I go all the way wow. How many images? Ok, so there's a bunch of stop where is the folder now? No didn't I say saving same location? Okay, well it should be here. I don't know what I was. Oh, no, I meant saving same location as all right. What did I d'oh? I don't know that was unexpected. Let's. Just take three and try this again. I'm not sure what just happened, but my whole point was that it would put it it would put it in the same folder here and it makes so saving same location means it will save it alongside the original ones so I don't know why it didn't or maybe we're just missing it because I zoomed out so far it could be oh it's right here so here's a folder now we consume in sorry making everyone seasick ok so here's the original images and then it I told it save it in the same location meaning not the same location as where I just saved it meaning save it in the same location as the originals so it doesn't just dump them in with the originals it puts them in a folder called j peg so if you had resized them and you've made them tests for example it would make a folder called tiff and it would put them there. So in this case it made the folder called j peg and we open it now we have a bunch of things because we ran it twice but it's right there so kind of I think that's pretty awesome saved a ton of time right on. Do we have questions from the internet? We do indeed way could we talk a little bit about this is from hope we talk a little bit about the constrained proportions and scale styles in the image size window and what their function and drawbacks would be oh, hope that's a great question of how exciting just got all right so we'll pull up image you all right, so she is talking about what scale? Um oh, yeah, so here, if you don't link your with in height, it will, um, squish your image, so when these air linked, it will then scale proportionally. So obviously if we change the with if we change the ah with here and make this ten inches, it changes the height to the appropriate height. If we turn that off, then I could make this image one inch wide and you see it gets all it gets all funky over there. Um, and the scale styles option is referring to if you have layers it's great out right now because I don't have any styles flight, but if you have layers in your document and you had effects like layer styles like a drop shadow or an outer glow or something like that if you resize the image but you don't have it also scaled the style it will keep the style as it was and just make the image smaller, which means your drop shadow might just suddenly get like huge big harry drop shadow or a big crazy glow when you just wanted a little one, so typically if you do have layers going on and you have styles in place, um it would scale the style so that it looks the way it did before you resize it so it was scaled. A stop that's, like a tongue twister, scale the style to match the now scaled down image. So it's, generally a good thing. You generally would scale styles, and you would generally leave this alone. So don't don't un check this within height. So there you go. Help group. That helps. Thank you.

Class Description

Avoid common pitfalls and wrangle your pixels with perfection to properly resize (or reformat) your images.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2


a Creativelive Student

Class was great especially catching it at a time when it was free. It moved rather fast and some material I would like to have had a better understanding of but there are some tricks that I THINK I learned (THINK is the keyword). Good Class!!