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Chapter 4. Super Size Me: Resizing and C... > Cropping to a Specific Size - Pg. 95

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: After your cropping border is onscreen, you can reposition it by moving your cursor inside the border (your cursor will change to an arrow). You can now drag the border into place, or use the Arrow keys on your keyboard for more precise control. When it looks right to you, press Return (PC: Enter) to finalize your crop, and the area inside your cropping border will be 10x8". (I made the rulers visible by pressing Command-R [PC: Control-R] so you could see that the image measures exactly 10x8".) TIP: Once you've entered a Width and Height in the Options Bar, those dimen- sions will remain in place until you clear them. To clear the fields (so you can use the Crop tool for freeform cropping to any size), just go up in the Options Bar and click on the Clear button (while you have the Crop tool active, of course). COOLER TIP: If you already have a photo that is the exact size and resolu- tion that you'd like to apply to other images, you can use its settings as the crop dimensions. First, open the photo you'd like to resize, and then open your "ideal-size-and-resolution" photo. Get the Crop tool, and then in the Options Bar, click on the Front Image button. Photoshop CS2 will automatically input that photo's dimensions into the Crop tool's Width, Height, and Resolution fields. All you have to do is crop the other image, and it will share the exact same specs as your "ideal-size" photo. Resizing and Cropping Chapter 4 95