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Resizing An Image With Paint Shop Pro 9 - Page 2

Project Information: • Skill level: Basic • CorelR JascR Paint ShopTM ProR 9 • General tips

Step 2. Cropping the image. My first task is to remove the border from the original image. To crop away the border I will use the Rectangle Selection tool. After clicking on the icon for this tool, I set the Tool Options palette to the following.

Selection type - Rectangle
Mode - Replace
Feather - 0
Anti-alias - No

Now click and drag to draw/select a rectangular area just inside of the border on the image. Click Image > Crop to Selection and the border will disappear. (Example 3)

Example 3
Border Removed From Original
560 x 560 pixels, 200 ppi

Example 4
Part To Be Croppped
560 x 560 pixels, 200 ppi

Step 3. Choose what part of the original image to crop. Now I need to evaluate my image and decide what part of the image I can crop. Can I remove some of the height of the image by cropping the top or bottom? Can I remove some of the width of the image by cropping the sides? I want the door and the little characters in front of the door to be my center of interest. So I decide that I can crop the image on the sides only. (Example 4)

Because I want to keep all the space above or below the door, I will not crop any of the bottom or top of the image. Therefore I will reduce the height of the original image (560 pixels high) to the height of the new image which is 200 pixels.

As we saw in Example 2, I need to maintain the original proportions while reducing the image to prevent distortion. So I will reduce my original image to 200 pixels x 200 pixels (from 560 x 560). Because I will be using the finished image on the web, I will also need to reduce the resolution to 72 ppi. Click Image > Resize to open the Resize dialog box and set the following values. Click OK.

Pixel Dimensions
   Width 200 pixels
   Height 200 pixels
Print Size
   Resolution - 72 ppi
   Lock aspect ratio - checked
   Resize all layers - checked

Reducing an image can cause it to become blurred. To correct this, click Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen. I want my finished image to be only 150 pixels wide and it is now 200 pixels wide. So I will need to crop away some of the width. (Example 4)

Method One

Step 4. Start a new image. Now I am ready to start my new image which will be 150 x 200 pixels and have a resolution of 72 ppi. But before I do this, I will copy the current image into the clipboard. Click Edit > Copy. Click File > New to open the New Image dialog box and set the following values.

Image Dimensions
   Width 150 pixels
   Height 200 pixels
   Resolution - 72 ppi

Click OK to start this new image. I already have the original image copied to the clipboard. So I now want to paste it into this new image window. Click Edit > Paste > Paste As New Selection. As I move my mouse the image moves around inside the image window. I keep moving my mouse until I have the image just where I want it. Then I click once to set the image in place. Finally I click Selections > Select None. (Example 5) Now I am ready to save my image for the web.

Method Two

Step 4. Use the Crop tool. For this method I use the Crop tool to remove the sides of the image in one easy step. Select the Crop tool from the Tools toolbar. Set the width to 150 pixels, the height to 200 pixels and check the box next to Maintain aspect ratio in the Tool Options palette. This will set the boundaries for the cropping. Now I use my mouse to move the box around until I have the boundary lines just where I want them. Click twice inside the box and the cropped area will disappear. My image is now the correct size and resolution. (Example 5) Now I am ready to save my image for the web.

Example 5
Finished Image
150 x 200 pixels, 72 ppi

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