2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2009 7:25 AM by Newsgroup_User

# Cropping a photo of a photo and making it square?

Hi,
I have a photo that has been taken of a photo in a frame. I'd like to crop the framed photo out of the photo but it isn't a true square because of the slight angle that the photo was taken at.

Is it possible to somehow tell Fireworks where the 4 corners of the inner frame are and have it crop and alter the resulting image to be a true square?

I know I've been able to do this before - but cannot remember how.

Matt
• ###### 1. Re: Cropping a photo of a photo and making it square?
You might be able to try Free Transform (Control T) or Skew, both are under
Modify | Transform.

"Matt_BVI" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
news:gnbj85\$jdi\$1@forums.macromedia.com...
> Hi,
> I have a photo that has been taken of a photo in a frame. I'd like to crop
> the
> framed photo out of the photo but it isn't a true square because of the
> slight
> angle that the photo was taken at.
>
> Is it possible to somehow tell Fireworks where the 4 corners of the inner
> frame are and have it crop and alter the resulting image to be a true
> square?
>
> I know I've been able to do this before - but cannot remember how.
>
> Matt
>
>

• ###### 2. Re: Cropping a photo of a photo and making it square?
GPaul wrote:
> You might be able to try Free Transform (Control T) or Skew, both are under
> Modify | Transform.
>
>
> "Matt_BVI" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
> news:gnbj85\$jdi\$1@forums.macromedia.com...
>> Hi,
>> I have a photo that has been taken of a photo in a frame. I'd like to crop
>> the
>> framed photo out of the photo but it isn't a true square because of the
>> slight
>> angle that the photo was taken at.
>>
>> Is it possible to somehow tell Fireworks where the 4 corners of the inner
>> frame are and have it crop and alter the resulting image to be a true
>> square?
>>
>> I know I've been able to do this before - but cannot remember how.
>>
>> Matt
>>
>>
>

Assuming you truly want to crop (permanently delete) rather than mask:

Use the polygon lasso to create a selection around the image.
Invert the selection.
Delete the background
Drag out guides to set your vertical a horizontal lines
Select the image and use the Distort tool to align the edges of the
photo with the guides.

HTH

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