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Printing Guide for Creative Suite CS6, Acrobat

Learn the best ways of handling and preparing CS6 files for print with this in-depth technical reference, designed especially for printers and production artists. Whether you print from InDesignIllustrator, Photoshop, or Acrobat this guide explains all things that you need to know.

Use this guide to make sure that your creative control doesn’t end when your files leave your computer. Optimize your designs so they work with the abilities of the printing process, rather than against them. The Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Printing Guide will tell you everything you need to know to produce Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, InDesign®, and Acrobat® files that printers will love and published documents that clients will adore. Use it as a handy technical reference or as a training tool for new staff.

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If you require the Printing Guide for CS5.5/5, see here.

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Straighten images in Photoshop CS6

It is pretty easy to straighten images in Photoshop CS6. The new and improved Crop tool lets you straighten images as well.

  1. Select the Crop tool.
  2. Click Straighten from the control bar on top.
  3. Draw a line along an edge that should have been straight. For  example, draw a line along the horizon, or perhaps the edge of a building. Photoshop will automatically rotate the image by the right amount, resize the canvas, and show you a live preview of what the final image will look like

    The no-longer leaning tower. Original image from Wikimedia

  4. Press Enter/Return to commit the change.

Note: If you want the option to revisit your decision about the crop, uncheck Delete Cropped Pixels in the Control bar. Enabling this option will perform a non-destructive crop.



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Resize image canvas in Photoshop CS6

Did you know that  you can use the Crop tool to resize the canvas in Photoshop CS6?

In addition to Cropping images, and performing a Perspective Crop, you can also resize the image canvas using the new and improved Crop tools in Photoshop CS6.

Resizing the image canvas is probably one of the most frequent tasks you do in Photoshop. It’s fairly easy too, and works in all versions of Photoshop. Choose Image > Canvas Size ( or press Alt+Ctrl+C) and enter the new values.

Photoshop CS6 introduces one more method. And a fairly cool one, I think.

Resize canvas using the Crop tool

Resize canvas using the Crop tool

1. Choose the Crop tool. The Crop handles appear on the edges of the picture.

2. Drag the handles outwards to resize the canvas. (Press Alt/Option to resize from the center)

3. Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS) to commit the changes.


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