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Photoshop® CS4: Top 100 Simplified® Tips & Tricks by Lynette Kent

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Chapter 3. Straightening, Cropping, and Resizing

A well-balanced image, free from odd-looking distortions, can mean the difference between a snapshot and a good photograph. The overall layout of the image, how it is cropped, and where the main subject is placed in relation to the background are essential visual elements in any image. Your digital photo may have buildings that appear top-heavy or out of perspective. A crooked horizon or unbalanced subject matter can make even a great image look like the work of a beginner. Your digital photos almost always need to be resized to fit your projects. Even the best photographers have images that require some cropping or resizing. You can follow similar guidelines in both design projects and photographs. ...

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