3 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2007 12:00 PM by Newsgroup_User

    crop

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      Is there a way to constrain a crop to a square?
      thanks

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        • 1. Re: crop
          Level 7
          Not that I know of. But there is another way and better IMO.

          Try this....
          Drag out a white vector rectangle over the area you want to crop. If you
          hold down the Shift key while you do this it will constrain it to a square.

          Make any adjustments if you need to, you can reduce the opacity of the white
          square to see better if it helps, just make sure you return it to 100
          before the next step.

          Select both your square and the image, > Modify > Mask > Group as Mask.

          Again you have the opportunity to adjust if necessary, In the layers panel
          click the link between the image and the mask, this will allow you to move
          the image around within the masked area. Click the space where the link icon
          was to replace it before the next step.

          Finally Ctrl+Alt+T to trim away the excess canvas and Modify> Flatten
          Selection if you require.

          This sounds a bit long winded but each process can be done very quickly,
          with a little practice.

          Peter
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          "lawrie" <lawrie@nospam.com> wrote in message
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          • 2. Re: crop
            Level 7
            Peter,
            Thanks for the detailed description.:)
            I have a lot of images to crop for an ecom shop.
            I will give it a go
            lawrie

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            "PJR" <flash@SLICEreclusivebillionaire.com> wrote in message
            news:f33jng$4mk$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            : Not that I know of. But there is another way and better IMO.
            :
            : Try this....
            : Drag out a white vector rectangle over the area you want to crop. If you
            : hold down the Shift key while you do this it will constrain it to a
            square.
            :
            : Make any adjustments if you need to, you can reduce the opacity of the
            white
            : square to see better if it helps, just make sure you return it to 100
            : before the next step.
            :
            : Select both your square and the image, > Modify > Mask > Group as Mask.
            :
            : Again you have the opportunity to adjust if necessary, In the layers panel
            : click the link between the image and the mask, this will allow you to move
            : the image around within the masked area. Click the space where the link
            icon
            : was to replace it before the next step.
            :
            : Finally Ctrl+Alt+T to trim away the excess canvas and Modify> Flatten
            : Selection if you require.
            :
            : This sounds a bit long winded but each process can be done very quickly,
            : with a little practice.
            :
            : Peter
            : ___________________
            :
            :
            : "lawrie" <lawrie@nospam.com> wrote in message
            : news:f33hio$2al$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            : | Is there a way to constrain a crop to a square?
            : | thanks
            : |
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            : |
            : |
            : |
            :
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            • 3. Re: crop
              Level 7
              lawrie wrote:
              > Peter,
              > Thanks for the detailed description.:)
              > I have a lot of images to crop for an ecom shop.
              > I will give it a go
              > lawrie
              >

              If the pixels you wish to crop out will not be needed again, you can
              also try this method.
              Open the Info Panel.
              Draw a crop.
              Set the numerical values within the Info panel to the square dimensions
              you desire.

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