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

    Cropping a photo of a photo and making it square?

    Matt_BVI
      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.

      Thanks in advance for your very kind help,
      Matt
        • 1. Re: Cropping a photo of a photo and making it square?
          Level 7
          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.
          >
          > Thanks in advance for your very kind help,
          > Matt
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Cropping a photo of a photo and making it square?
            Level 7
            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.
            >>
            >> Thanks in advance for your very kind help,
            >> 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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