Image > Resize >Canvas Size
You can resize each border independantly.
I may not have explained properly i want to enlarge the width of one particular photo on just one side.
I know you can do it easily in Photoshop but i cannot get it to do it in here.
Hi again Mark,
I am sorry i have again not explained myself properly. I will try to get it right this time I want to extend
one side of a photo and keep the same background that is in the photo.
P S I know you can do it in CS3 and above
Can you post another message with your picture (click the camera icon)?
- Duplicate the background layer and work on background copy layer, shut off visibility of background layer
- Extend canvas - I used 1/2" width - with transparent background for the extension in order to get more "real estate"
- Make a selection from picture of slightly over 1/2 " with the rectangular marquee tool
- Go to layer>new>layer via copy
- Drag this layer between the background and background copy layers, and position with move tool
- You can touch up the visible seam with the clone tool as necessary
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.
6. Cropped to the original 4X6, centering the hawk.
Great picture of hawk, by the way!
Hi again Mark and Hatstead,
I have tried doing what you have suggested but I cannot get it to work.
This is basically a 2-step process:
- Expand the canvas to make additional room for the extension of the picture
- 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.
I get the background copy but dont know how you shut off visibility.
Click the eye icon way over to the left, background layer. The visibility toggles on/off like this on every layer.
Hi again Hatstaed,
Thanks for your help but have decided not to bother with it anymore i cannot
see an eye and am losing the will to live.
P S If i ahd known it was this long winded i would not have asked for help
in the first place