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Old Aug 1, 2006, 11:55 AM   #11
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If you're using Photoshop Elements, you can stretch & distort the whole picture (or such parts of it as you select with your mouse).

A picture probably explains it better than words. See this example - Photoshop lets you stretch the bit of sky that's shown selected at the top of the picture.

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Old Aug 1, 2006, 12:09 PM   #12
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I dont have elements only photoshop.

I selected the area that I wanted to stretch, copied it, pasted into a new doc, then I increased the image size (as opposed to canvas) copied and then pasted it back into the orignal doc.

I dont know if this is the best way, probably not since I have to make sure I have everything aligned right.

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Anyone have any suggestions for photoshop?



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Old Aug 1, 2006, 12:44 PM   #13
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With the bigger versions of Photoshop I think you have to select the area first, then go to 'EDIT' and then select either the 'Transform' or 'Free Transform' option.

In either case, I found that to stretch the sky, it was easiest to paste the picture onto a transparent background, then select the bit to be stretched, which can then be stretched into the transparent area. See the attached showing what I mean.
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Old Aug 3, 2006, 2:39 AM   #14
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Thought I would share my finished picture:?

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Old Aug 3, 2006, 9:42 AM   #15
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Is the reason why so many people seem to have elements is becuase it comes for free with many products? I am too lazy to research how much its costs (what does it cost) I am sure it is a great deal cheaper than PS.

Do they sell Adobe ImageReady on its own? How much is that? How does That compare against elements?


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You can buy Photoshop Elements 2 on eBay at various prices - maybe the average is around $100. That's how I got mine. The main thing missing from Elements 2 so far as I'm concerned is a good color balance adjustment function. But you can get that in Photoshop LE, if you can find a copy. ACDSee 8.0 also has a good color balance function.

I've tried PS Elements 4 and I don't like it.

I haven't found PS Image Ready to be much use (to me at any rate).
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I made my feet in Photoshop CS2.
Then made it come alive in ImageReady CS2.
You have to spend some time in Photoshop if you want to learn it.
Just like anything, learn as you go and have fun:-)))
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