Using the Recompose tool in Photoshop Elements 8
Hello, all we will discuss about how to use recompose tool in photoshop Elements 8. You will also learn how to chance the format of an image to get fit into a new frame. In order to do this, we have given simple to follow steps. Only you need to watch this video.
I want see if you had experience with short hand image in a horizontal landscape image. I need to find out later on that you perhaps wanted to fit the image in to frame with the same more square or may be even more portrait. Now there are couple of ways that we can actually change the format of an image in order to get it to fit into that new frame. Simplest way I guess would be to go and select the crop tool and then just go in and crop, holding down the shift key. Crop a square format around that image and so you end up the square image. Problem with that shadow is that we loose some of some of the data that was in the image. I guess we would also go and just double check that it’s not a background layer first of all.
And then, go upto the image and then down to transform and across the free transform and grab the image and actually drag the saw it in and end our square format. And off course what happens is the whole of the image is squeezed, I guess I would say horizontally in so end up people that look like they have been on for too long been. So know we don’t do that either. On photoshop elements 8 what we have is the new tool called the recomposed tool. You can access it in couple of different ways you can grab it from underlessly crop tool as you can see it here. Ammm we get a little bit of information shined to how to use the tool when we first open it. If you choose to not see this any more, you can just hit the don’t show again section at the bottom left corner. Or you can access the tool from under the image menu, you can see it here recompose.
So, select the recompose tool, now that we has the corner handles and the saw it handles just as we do when we working with free transform tool. But up in the options above we have some other I guess features or controls as well. First of all we have a brush that we can select and just to increase the sizeof the brush using the saw it square brackets. And we can just brush over the parts of the image that we want to mark as been important and therefore we don’t to make any change to the I guess the format. So, okay this section of the image, which we don’t want it to be changed. Then when we come in and then actually click into rag the sites of the photo in that is what happens. The rest of the information insane is actually getting compressed but the section we have marked as important is retained at its original proportions fantastic.
So we are actually able to make a square format from a horizontal landscape format image. Simply by marking the areas we wish to keep and retain or or protect. And then using the recompose tool, the handles on the edge of the image to actually drag the image in, let me cancel out that for a minute and just show couple of other things some of the options above. Capability to select the eraser tool and erase the wide sections that we previously marked for protection. And with the other tools on the options above well you set the ability to mark the particular areas for where we are actually doing the resizing or reformatting.
So we can just go over a particular section of an image with the red color brush with the deletion brush. And that way when we actually go in start doing some changes that part of the image will be deleted. So if there is something in the image that you don’t want to appear in the recomposed photo. Well then, that’s definitely something that you would mark over with the red brush. And not one of the options we have on the options bar is the ability to select skin tones automatically.
So, this was like full color image well then by clicking on that select skin tones button you will actually highlight the skin tones with the green brush and come back in and adjust this highlight. There is using the brush head to selection where there here is that is have been painted green or the eraser tool to remove different parts that have been selected. Finally, we have the ability to adjust the image using the preset that we have got here to specific sizes. So one of the very cool features to do with the recompose feature or tool or function in the photoshop element 8 is the ability for us to go okay. We want this image to fit on a 5×7 inch print. So, we can actually go and select the 5×7 inch print option from the preset.
And automatically image will be adjusted to that size. So, it’s a very cool way for us to actually make sure that we resize the new image to the size of paper that we are working with. About using the menu, drag in the corner or edge in those approach.