scanned for the web should be BOTH resized and cropped
- All of
the below images came from the same photograph, and all are
- There is
no reason to be afraid to change a photograph!
Crop your scan for drama and impact, focusing on one interesting
- In the
Toolbox, choose the Rectangular Cropping Tool in Upper
Left of the tool box. .
- Make sure
that these tools have been left on "normal".
Once you have chosen the selection tool, the menu at the top
of Photoshop 6.0 will change, and you will see various options.
If everything is blank, then you do not have to worry!
- If you
want all of your images to be the same size, consider setting
the cropping tool to a fixed size.
- If you
know the size that you want, try this trick:
a new window, the exact size that you want
the layer of your source image onto the new untitled window
(or copy and paste)
the move tool, and move the image around "under the
course you can resize as well
Change the Size of your Scan/Image
- Under IMAGE
go down to IMAGE SIZE.
the Size by either PIXEL or PERCENT.
note for the WEB 200 pixels for
the horizontal dimension is a good start for the Web, (this
will be about 25% across the page on a small screen). NEVER
go above 450 pixels across. The smaller the better!
THE INCHES dimension. This is not useful until you know how
you will be outputting, and not at all useful for the web.
- Set the
Resolution (DPI) to 72 or 75, unless you know exactly how you
are going to output the image. This is screen resolution.
- Leave on
Constrain Proportions, and Resample Image (Bicubic)