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Subject: Cropping Center of Layer

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Steeleyes101  

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Posted Fri, Jan 25, 2013 8:25 pm

Hey all, hope your weekend is off to a good start.


I was wondering if someone could tell me how I might crop out the center of a layer?


I am trying to make a border for a picture Im working on and want to create a layer give it a color and then crop out the center. 


Can someone provide me with tut so that I can do that?


Thanks much


Steel

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SWAMP  

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Posted Sat, Jan 26, 2013 1:39 am

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool then hit delete.


For more precision choose the “Fixed Size” style (found up in the tool bar) and use the ruler (Crtl+R).


Shift+click on the ruler to pull out guides to aide in your alignment.


 


 

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Steeleyes101  

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Posted Sat, Jan 26, 2013 5:50 am

Thanks much for this info 


Elliot

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dreamer101  

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Posted Sat, Jan 26, 2013 10:00 am

Another way you might find interesting if you want the frame an equal size on all edges.


- Create your new layer


- Select > All


- Select > Modify > Border


- Edit > Fill with pattern or color 

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Steeleyes101  

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Posted Sat, Jan 26, 2013 10:27 am

Cool have to try that one Dreamer


 

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retrocity  

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Posted Sun, Jan 27, 2013 8:39 pm

if you want to make a border out of a picture (or a specific layer) you can do any of the suggestions above (i usually just make the shape white) and place it under the layer i want to show as the border. Move to the layer palette and hold down the ALT key with the cursor "between" the two layers and you should see an icon that looks like a half filled circle. the one layer should indent in the layers palette and theone layer should transform into the shape you made for the border.


 


scott

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Steeleyes101  

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Posted Sun, Jan 27, 2013 9:34 pm

Thanks Retrocity  much appreciated

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