Yrbkmgr 2009-06-26 23:24:12
If you don’t want to change your canvas size before pasting your picture, then use the Navigator palette to zoom out, paste your image, press Ctrl-T to transform. You can change the size via the options bar at the top or via the bounding box that will appear.
Mombu 2009-06-26 23:24:21
When I do a cut and paste from a jpeg file to the Photoshop canvas, the image took up the whole canvas space. I want to be able to adjust the size of the picture, and move it around within the canvas, as one is able to do within Publisher or Word, etc. I have looked browse thro Photoshop 7’s help file and found no answer there.
Mombu 2009-06-26 23:25:03
A new canvas automatically is created at the size of the image you copy. When you create a new canvas, don’t accept the default, specify it to be larger than the image you want to paste into it. Make sure to create the new canvas at the same resolution (pixels per inch) as the picture you want to paste into it.
Wes 2009-06-27 19:45:35
If you want the new canvas to be smaller than the copied image, select all
in the new canvas and then use paste into to paste the copy from the clip
board. Then you can still move the copied version around in the new canvas.
If I understand you correctly.
When you create a new canvas, don’t accept the default, specify it to be
larger than the image you want to paste into it. Make sure to create the new
canvas at the same resolution (pixels per inch) as the picture you want to paste into it.
Mombu 2009-06-29 10:14:03
Thank you for the responses, Tony & Larry.
I am able to bring pictures into canvas and re size using Transform.
But how could I do it more efficiently?
Here is the scenario of what I am to do or overcome:
I have a canvas with desired size (3.5″ x 2″).
I want to add 2 photographs to it and have each of them reduced to 1″x1″ on the canvas.
What is the most efficient way to accomplish this?
An unrelated question: How could I insert the copyrighted symbol (the letter c in a circle)?
I selected “symbol ..” from the character/font set,
and I might see a pop up table showing all the symbols available for picking. But I did see any table of symbols presented ..
Apple_tom 2009-07-01 02:23:05
Dling – First change the photo size to 1 X 1, then cut and paste (or drag/drop) onto/into your 3.5 X 2 canvas.
The copyright ascii code is alt-0169. – Just hold the alt key down while pressing 0, – then 1, – then 6, – then 9.
Yrbkmgr 2009-07-01 02:25:55
I want to add 2 photographs to it and have each of them reduced to 1″x1″
on the canvas.
Ctrl-T allows you to resize the image using units: it defaults to px (pixels) but you can type in “in” for your measurement. So, Paste, Ctrl-T, in the options bar type in the width box “1 in” and in the Height box type “1 in”. If you have to do it for many images, I would create an action out of it.
Here’s how I’d do it. My action would resize and align the pasted image. That is, it begins after pasting BOTH images. Before recording, have both of the images on your canvas, and name the layers Left and Right.
Begin recording: Ctrl-T (type in values and press enter). Select the left part of the canvas (presumably it would have a guide in the middle), then Layer|Align to Selection|Align to Center.
Still recording, click on the Right layer, and perform the same steps, then stop recording.
Now, after you have pasted your images and renamed the layers, the action will automatically resize and align each of the two images. You can also include a Copyright in your action to automatically place (and align) that.
Terrat 2009-07-04 07:54:57
A more efficient way would be to set the resolution for all images to the same purpose, including the new canvas, before compositing.
This means you must first determine the output destination of your image before you start. (Meaning: Image > Image Size dialog; if final destination is web, set Rez. at 72ppi; if destination is inkjet print set at 300ppi.)
If you look under image > image size the physical dimensions will tell you the physical canvas size relative to the L x W of objects if the settings are the same for all.
This gives you the option of changing the image size of new objects using downsampling algorithms; rather than, the scale tool.