Stretching Photo Parts in Photoshop

If you have used Photoshop before, then you may be interested in learning more advanced skills such as stretching photo images in the device. This is a somewhat advanced technique that can add an interesting appearance to the otherwise ordinary world of photographs on Facebook or other social networking sites. If you want to know how to do this, then you will need a few basic items, and a little knowledge of how to manage a photograph in an image enhancing program. As long as you have the right program and some spare time, you should be able to get a few photographs completed in less than an hour.

Step 1: Open the Image

You will need to have the image you want to change already loaded onto your computer in a suitable format for Adobe Photoshop to use. Once it has been imported from whatever device you used to take the image, or from a website, you are now ready to get to work. Open up Adobe Photoshop, and then open up the image by asking Photoshop to open a new image, and then locate the image. Click on the image name to bring it into Adobe Photoshop. You are now ready to start working with the picture in Photoshop.

Step 2: Prepare the Image

Once you have the picture uploaded into Adobe, you will need to do some preparation before you can start stretching photo parts in the program. First, open up Photoshop's version of the image, and then click Image Size Menu (or press Alt+Ctrl+l). you should then modify the image so that it is the right number of pixels for the website you wish to upload it to.

Step 3: Stretch the Image

Once you have the image in the right size, stretch the part of the photograph that you wish to manipulate by changing the number of pixels in that area. You can do this by typing the number into the Image Size menu box, which will change the size of the photo in that area. You can press ok and examine the picture as you go along, in order to check that you are moving the correct part. You may select a small area and change the pixels in just that part of the photo, but both ways will stretch photo parts. If you want a quick way of changing the photo, then pick the percentage box, and change the percent of pixels in the image (depending on how many you want).

Step 4: Finish Up

Once you have finished stretching photo parts, you can now open up the Constrain Proportions box which will prevent distortion of the picture (unless that is what you want), and then Resample Image, which will allow you to get the image you have been manipulating back, should you choose to do so.


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