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Canvas Extension

Feb 16, 2011 10:59 AM

Can i extend the canvas in this programme?

 
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    Feb 16, 2011 11:23 AM   in reply to Birder21

    Image > Resize >Canvas Size

     

    You can resize each border independantly.

     
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:11 PM   in reply to Birder21

    Is this what you want?

    Here I have a 7X5 picture and I want to add an inch to the right side.

    Enter the new width and click the left middle anchor box.

    canvas.jpg

     

    Here is the result:

     

    canvas2.jpg

    Note that the added canvas is the color defined in the Background color swatch at the bottom of the toolbar, white in my case.

     
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:33 PM   in reply to Birder21

    Can you post another message with your picture (click the camera icon)?

     
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    Feb 16, 2011 4:36 PM   in reply to Birder21

    http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1SVuFSKh0t2VbDGvMZoAWgCcIrTl

     

    1. Duplicate the background layer and work on background copy layer, shut off visibility of background layer
    2. Extend canvas - I used 1/2" width - with transparent background for the extension in order to get more "real estate"
    3. Make a selection from picture of slightly over 1/2 " with the rectangular marquee tool
    4. Go to layer>new>layer via copy
    5. Drag this layer between the background and background copy layers, and position with move tool
    6. You can touch up the visible seam with the clone tool as necessary
     
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    Feb 16, 2011 6:14 PM   in reply to Birder21

    My method is similar to hatstead's but I expanded the right side.

    1. Expand canvas 1" via Image > Resize >Canvas Size as I previously described.
    2. Use the Rectangular Marquee to select the expansion and use arrow keys to move this selection onto the picture.
    3. Copy and paste selection to a new layer.
    4. Use arrow keys to move the new layer onto the expanded area.

    bird1.jpg
    5. Use Clone tool (with the Use All Layers box checked) to replace the seam and tail feathers with adjacent area.

    6. Cropped to the original 4X6, centering the hawk.

     

    Sparrowhawk.jpg

     

    Great picture of hawk, by the way!

     
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    Feb 17, 2011 6:13 AM   in reply to hatstead

    This is basically a 2-step process:

     

    1. Expand the canvas to make additional room for the extension of the picture
    2. Select a portion of the picture to fill the extended canvas

     

    Where do you get stuck? Please provide details of your work flow.

    Both Mark and I have provided a view of the layer structure, and this is key. Mine is accessed via the posted link to Pixentral.

     
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    Feb 17, 2011 10:12 AM   in reply to Birder21

    Click the eye icon way over to the left, background layer. The visibility toggles on/off like this on every layer.

     
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    Feb 17, 2011 5:13 PM   in reply to Birder21

    Here is the eye. Notice that when the eye is clicked in the Background layer the eye disappears indicating the layer is invisible.

    eye.jpg

     
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