DESIGN ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES:  figure-ground balance contrast cropping hierarchy scale proportion pattern
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DESIGN PRINCIPLE
CROPPING


CROPPING an image is the act of cutting away and
discarding the uneccesary portions of the image.
  more
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Why should you use cropping?

   To emphasize the centre of interest   more .....

   To eliminate an unwanted portion

   To adjust the shape to fit a given layout

   To enlarge small portions
  more .....


How to Crop

For those using Paint Shop Pro
However information is still useful for all
www.dowjones.com/training/Trainers/Nancy_Files/crop.htm
updated 17 march 2006


Photoshop users
go to
www.irc.gmu.edu/resources/findingaid/cropping-image/croppingimage.htm
or
iit.bloomu.edu/vthc/Photoshop/Enhancing/cropping.htm
or
www.cbtcafe.com/photoshop/cropping/cropping.html
or
pages.slc.edu/~ebj/web-workshops00/tutorials/photoshop/crop_main.html
may be slow
or
graphicssoft.about.com/library/course/bllps502fx6.htm



Below:
The image on the left has been cropped and the new image
enlarged


















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