In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ***@tatooine.com says...
>"lemel_man" <***@bigfeet.com> wrote in message
>> Toobi-Won Kenobi wrote:
>>> "BugginSue" <***@cox.net> wrote in message
>>>> Good morning,
>>>> I've been trying to debug an error that is increasingly becoming more
>>>> annoying than anything.
>>>> When I try to adjust the Canvas Size it is defaulting to 0 in height
>>>> and width. If I enter any number it adds it to the current size.
>>>> So if my current image/canvas size is 400 x 300 and I select Canvas
>>>> Size and I put in 50 x 20 (to make it smaller) my new canvas size then
>>>> is 450 x 320.... it's ADDED my requested size instead of reducing the
>>>> image/canvas size.
>>>> I've tried to put in a negative sign in the front of the numbers, but
>>>> it obviously gives me an error.
>>>> Any ideas on how to fix this?
>>>> I have installed both 9.0.1 and 9.0.2 updates directly from Adobe's
>>>> Thanks so much in advance for all your help!!
>>> When you open an image, the canvas size and "image size" are the same.
>>> When you add 50 and 20 pixels to the canvas size it puts a border of this
>>> size around your image, that is why you are seeing what you are.
>>> If you want to make your image smaller you need to crop or resize your
>>> To Crop, hit C on your keyboard and type your size into the width/height
>>> boxes on teh options bar, dont forget to add px, eg 50px.
>>> To resize, go to Image>Image size and type your dimensions into the
>>> height and width boxes.
>>> If you want to reduce the file size (space it occupies on disc) check the
>>> resamle box.
>>> This will work OK if your "aspect ratio" is the same, before and after.
>> I've too have PS CS2 9.0.2. I just tried with an image where the canvas
>> size was 8.5" by 6.4". I changed the canvas size to 6" by 4", left the
>> "Relative" box unticked and pressed "OK". A warning window popped up
>> saying *The new canvas size is smaller than the current canvas size; some
>> clipping will occur". I pressed the "Proceed" button and the image was
>> clipped to 6x4".
>> So, it worked for me...
>6 * 4 is an aspect ratio of 1.5:1
>8.5 * 6.4 is an aspect ratio of 1.328125:1
>So you should have seen some distortion using this "method" of reducing
>In 10 years of using PS and similar I have never heard of anyone using
>canvas size dimensions to reduce an image, increase yes, where you surround
>the image with a "faux" mount or frame.
When you make the canvas size smaller, you are essentially performing a crop.
There is now distorion of the image because it is not being resized. You are
resizing te canvas that displays the image, so you are just seeing a smaller
portion. If you really want to crop the image, using teh crop tool is much
better in that you can actually choose where you want the crop to be.
If what you want to do is crop the image with canvas size, you need to make
sure the Relative Check Box us un checked.
If you want to see the whole image, only smaller, you need to use the Image
Size command. That will reduce the entire image and not crop it.