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Expand Your Canvas in Photoshop – A MUST SEE Video Tutorial!

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Expand Your Canvas in Photoshop – A MUST SEE Video Tutorial!

Have you ever wanted to crop your photo different dimensions only to find out you will lose the subject’s head going from a 4×6 to 8×10 aspect ratio? Have you ever wished that you had a vertical format or square format instead of horizontal (or visa versa)? Have you ever wished you could just add some space where there is none left on your image?

If so, this video on “Expanding your canvas in Photoshop” is for you. I would love to you know your thoughts or questions – so add them to the comment section. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to let others know of it and also to use the social bookmarking tools to spead the word.

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33 Comments

  1. Laurie
    April 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm —

    Thanks so much! Is there any trick to stretch the canvas (or resize) to get the correct print size (without cropping off a head or arm) with a photo that doesn’t have a solid background? I am new at printing and have run into this problem with converting 8 by 10s to 5 by 7s, etc.

  2. Karen
    April 29, 2009 at 9:22 pm —

    Fabulous. I know I’ll be able to use this; it’s bookmarked! Thanks.

  3. Gail
    April 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm —

    Fabulous tutorial – thank you!

  4. Shelly Frische
    April 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm —

    Jodi, Jodi, Jodi… you make it all sound SO simple!! Keep them comin’, please!

  5. Cindy
    April 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm —

    Awesome tutorial, thank you!! This is going to make life so much easier!

  6. Honey
    April 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm —

    LOVE this! This is great for adding extra space for gallery wraps! So amazing!
    XO

  7. April 29, 2009 at 1:31 pm —

    Thank you for sharing….. You never disappoint me and I really appreciate the info you send out.
    I am always learning from you.

  8. Elizabeth
    April 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm —

    Fantastic, Jodi. I have struggled with this problem in studio and always felt there must be a good way to solve it. Thank you!

  9. April 29, 2009 at 12:00 pm —

    What a great tutorial!! I can definitely use this!

  10. April 29, 2009 at 11:30 am —

    Great tutorial Jodi, I’d done a slightly different, more labor intensive method. I really appreciate your sharing these tips and tricks!

  11. April 29, 2009 at 10:51 am —

    You’re a genious! 🙂

    Thanks!

  12. April 29, 2009 at 10:45 am —

    Thanks so much Jodi for posting this video tutorial! I have done a little canvas stretching using the Marquis tool and then transforming, but I never knew you could add canvas using the Crop tool.
    I have learned so much from your tutorials and I look forward to reading your site everyday!!!

  13. Nat
    April 29, 2009 at 10:44 am —

    wow!!! thank you i have been trying to figure this out for a while now. that was great and i can’t believe how easy it is.

  14. April 29, 2009 at 10:31 am —

    Wow! Thanks Jodi! That sure does beat cloning the space!

  15. April 29, 2009 at 10:17 am —

    Thanks! It’s so helpful to actually WATCH it being done!

  16. April 29, 2009 at 10:01 am —

    Cool, Jodi! That was really helpful!! Can’t wait to try it!

  17. Jeanine
    April 29, 2009 at 9:44 am —

    I was struggling with how to do this just yesterday. Thanks I really appreciate it. I just fixed my son’s profile pic against Lake Michigan from last summer!

  18. Diane Stewart
    April 29, 2009 at 9:29 am —

    Thank you so much for you videos and the time you spend explaining photoshop! It is soooo helpful, and I have learned a ton from you. I visit your blog daily to see what else you come up with.

  19. April 29, 2009 at 9:18 am —

    This was great…never knew any of that was possible using the crop tool. Love your tutorials. 🙂

  20. Brendan
    April 29, 2009 at 9:08 am —

    I love your video tutorials. Thanks & please keep them coming !!!

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