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Old 03-31-2007, 06:11 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I've got a photoshop template label (square) that has a large gap down either side. The gaps are transperant and it has grey and white checks on it. Are there any photoshop guru's who can help me remove the transperancy so I can see the label on the whole canvas without the gaps.
I can't post the label here cause I'm not a full member.

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Old 03-31-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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If you want to keep these gaps and make them another color, just create a new layer and put it behind the layer that your label is on, then fill it with the color of your choice. If your design is locked and named "Background layer", just right click the layer and "duplicate layer". Then put the colored layer behind this duplicated layer.

If you want to get rid of the gaps, then just use the crop tool. You can adjust the box before finally cropping your image, so you can fine tune the crop area before pressing enter and cropping the image, which will reduce the canvas size and display just the area you specified using the crop tool.

I hope that helps! Post a pic of your label when you're finished
To post a label just use a website like http://imageshack.us/
Upload your label, then copy the "Hotlink for Forums" code and paste it into your post

Like so:


You can delete the [ URL] [/ URL] tags if you don't want any intrusive hotlinks.

Also use the "Save As" options in Photoshop to resize your image accordingly so you can post it on a forum

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Old 03-31-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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yep just crop it, hit the "C" key on your keyboard draw you sqaure and hit enter

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Old 04-01-2007, 02:43 AM   #4
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for your suggestions.
I tried the crop button and it doesn't select the whole picture. The crop tool sort of moves diaginal and not straight across.
If I get rid of the blank space at the sides, the blank space moves to the top and/or bottom.
Is that to do with Canvas size.

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Old 04-01-2007, 03:02 AM   #5
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up on your tools pallete your crop tool is set to a selected size (like 4x6), you need to uncheck that box and then drag out your side handles to the width and height of your label

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Old 04-01-2007, 04:20 AM   #6
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If you're looking to learn more about PS in general... theres this web show i watch called Pixel Perfect. Comes out once a week and the dude explains different stuff about PS and how it all works... worth checking out...

http://www.revision3.com/pixelperfect

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If you're looking to learn more about PS in general... theres this web show i watch called Pixel Perfect. Comes out once a week and the dude explains different stuff about PS and how it all works... worth checking out...

http://www.revision3.com/pixelperfect
Thanks Chrus,
As a new photoshop user the site will be a great help for me.

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Old 04-01-2007, 06:26 AM   #8
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up on your tools pallete your crop tool is set to a selected size (like 4x6), you need to uncheck that box and then drag out your side handles to the width and height of your label
Thanks Mot,
That should do the trick

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Old 04-01-2007, 03:52 PM   #9
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there is tons and tons of tutorials on the web for PS and the creative Suite
pixel perfect
photoshop tv
lynda.com
a bunch of podcasts
search on google and you will be busy for a while

lynda.com is a good one, the basic ones are free and then you can pay for more advanc ed stuff

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Old 04-01-2007, 04:13 PM   #10
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Another good tutorial site for PS is http://www.good-tutorials.com/

It is just a central link index to tons of tutorials scattered throughout the web. Good way to learn how to do certain effects.

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