I do a lot of scrapbooking using photoshop and I recently upgraded from photoshop 6 to photoshop elements 10. With my old program, I could drop a photo onto the page and using the move tool I could change the size of the photo by dragging the top down or the sides over. I could make a 4x6 into a perfect square and the photo would look normal. With my new program, I do the same thing and the photo lookes squished. Instead of cropping out some of the photo to make it fit into the space I want it to fit in, it just squishes the whole picture over to allow it to all fit into the space. How do I get it to stop doing that? I have tried everything I can think of and it just keeps doing the same thing. I am thinking I liked the 6.0 version better!
no. I tried that. I uncheck the box before moving the photo and it still squishes it. I dont know what I am doing wrong. I even tried moving the lines to where I want them and unchecking the box afterward, and that just puts it back to it's original proportions. hmmm. I dont know what else to do
another thing I noticed is that in photoshop 6 it had an option where after you placed the photo on the page, you could double click in the center of the photo and a little box would come up that would allow you to zoom in on the photo and move it around till you have it just how you want it. Is that not an option in version 10? I am using a mac. Does that make any difference?
with my old photoshop, I could move the lines any which way and it would crop parts of the picture to make it fit into the space. so I could take n 8x10 photo, drop in onto the page, and I could drag one side over so that it's like a 2x10 and what you could see of the picture would be in proportion. It wouldn't be squished- you just couldn't see the whole picture. Hopefully that makes sense
I have always done it with the move tool. I just add the photo to my 12x12 scrapbook page, drag the sides of the photo to where I want them, then I could double click the middle of the photo and a little box would come up with a slider that would zoom in or out on the photo so I could get it positioned just how I want it, and the picture was never distorted.
I just click new, make a blank 12x12 page and use digital scrapbooking elements and papers to create my page. I do not use the create function at all. Then I just add the photos onto the page, move them to where I want them, and save. I just don't have the freedom to move them the way I did with photoshop 6.0. But that was for p.c. and I just bought a mac so I had to upgrade becsause my old software wasn't compatible. Thanks for trying to help me! I guess I will just have to get used to doing it another way
yes. just like that! Mine won't do that. In 6.0 I never had to put it into a frame or anything. I could just drop the photo anywhere on the page and double click it and that would pop up. I can't get it to work in 10. I double click the photo and nothing happens.
ok- so If you go into create, collage, choose a size, then click on one of the frames to add a photo, you can use the move tool to slide any one side of the photo and it will move without distorting the picture. Nothing gets squished. then the zoom bar thing also pops up. I used to be able to do all of that under edit. I didn't have to choose any type of layout, I could make my own, and drop the pictures where I wanted them. Thank you though. I guess If I want those functions I will have to do it through the create tab and then just alter the layout to make it what I want it to be. I will try it out!
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