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Chapter 4. Super Size Me: Resizing and C... > The Trick for Keeping the Same Aspec... - Pg. 97

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: Press-and-hold the Shift key, grab a corner point, and drag inward to size the selection area. Because you're hold- ing the Shift key as you scale, the aspect ratio (the same ratio as your original photo) remains exactly the same. Once you get the selection near the size you're looking for, move your cursor inside the bounding box, and then click-and-drag to position your selection where you want to crop. Then, press Return (PC: Enter) to complete your transformation. Step Four: Now that you've used your selection to determine the crop area, it's time to actually crop, so go under the Image menu and choose (no big surprise here) Crop. Step Five: Once you choose Crop, the image is then cropped to fit within your selec- tion, so just press Command-D (PC: Control-D) to deselect. Because you followed the steps shown here, your cropped image maintains the same aspect ratio as your original photo. Resizing and Cropping Chapter 4 97