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#1 ericqb

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:10 AM

Some posts say that "move" or "move selected pixels" tools can be used to change the dimensions of an image, but I can't get it too work on a text image. On Photoshop Elements when I select "free transform" it puts a rectangle with handles around the text I have typed. I can stretch the letters vertically of horizontally to good effect, and then crop and wind up with a suitable text image for a bumper sticker or T-shirt. On Paint.net the move tools put handles on the perimiter of the rectangular image the text is in, which maybe I could still use to stretch the text image appropriately by cropping afterwards, but I can't make that that happen. Thanks for help if someone can instruct me. ericqb
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#2 Sarkut

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:16 AM

First make a Rectangular Selection close around the text,
then use the Move Selected Pixels tool to resize/stretch.
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#3 welshblue

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:18 AM

use the :RectangleSelectTool:
Draw this around your text, then use the move selected pixels tool.
Pressing Shift while you drag keeps proportions.

I think that's what you mean. Never having used photoshop :|

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Edited by welshblue, 12 August 2010 - 10:18 AM.

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#4 ericqb

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:26 AM

Thank you so much, Sarkut and welshblue. This is very cool to my problem resolved just like that. That was very nice of you both. ericqb
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#5 welshblue

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:30 AM

You're welcome. Something is only easy if you know the answer

BTW ... I meant, dragging diagonally whilst holding Shift keeps proportions ;)

Edited by welshblue, 12 August 2010 - 10:30 AM.

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