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Chapter 4. Super Size Me: Resizing and C... > The Trick for Keeping the Same Aspec... - Pg. 96

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers The Trick for Keeping the Same Aspect Ratio When You Crop Step One: Open the photo you want to crop. Press Command-A (PC: Control-A) to put a selection around the entire photo. Okay, let's say you want to crop a photo down in size, but you want to keep the aspect ratio the same as the original photo from your camera (so when you crop, the photo will be smaller in size, but it will have the exact same width-to-height ratio as the original photo). You could pull out a calculator and do the math to figure out what the new smaller size should be, but there's a faster, easier, and more visual way. (By the way, although the Crop tool within Camera Raw in CS2 gives you a menu of preset ratios, you can only use those presets on a RAW image, but this technique works on any photo.) Step Two: Go under the Select menu and choose Transform Selection. This lets you resize the selection itself, without resizing the photo within the selection (which is what usually happens). 96 Chapter 4 Resizing and Cropping ©SCOTT KELBY