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Aspect Ratio.


To get the right proportions when cropping a photo, you can (in photoshop) choose the rectangular marquee, and in Style click on the arrow and choose Fixed Ratio. There you can put in the exact numbers.


To do a wide screen size with black borders:


The aspect ratio for wide screen is 16:9. In Fixed Ratio put 16 in width and 9 in height. Drag the marquee box on the photo the way you want to crop it. (Image - Crop)


Then go to Image - Canvas size and make the height f.x c.a the same as the width.

(don´t thange the widht size at all!!!) belove in Canvas extension color, choose black. and then OK.

Now you have a picture with black borders on top and bottom of the photo.


Find the exact centre of the photo with a horizontical guide line. (the guide line can snap )


Then go to the rectangular marquee, in fixed ratio put 4 in width and 3 in height ( 4:3 is the ratio you see on the non widescreen t.v)


then drag a marquee that is as wide as the photo, make it snap on the centered guide and crop. Voilá!


You got your own movie sceen : )

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Taken on August 23, 2006