Re: Changing Aspect Ratio From Photo Reference to Support
Excellent advice, Tipo.
DMSS Do you have Photoshop? With the digital photo open, click on the Crop Tool. You now have its tool controls at the top available. Type in the new aspect ratio in the dimensions. It does not matter what units you put in, just put in for inches.
Now, to explore your new aspect ratio, click and drag out the Crop Tool. However big or small you drag its corners, its aspect ratio is constrained by the numbers you just typed in. You can make it larger, smaller or move it around on the image as you explore the new aspect ratio effect on the old.
Great thing is, you can still see the area outside the crop, as its just a little more dim than the area of interest the Crop Tool is showing you.
Dismiss the Crop Tool, or Crop and close without saving, or Crop and save to another file name as you would wish.
No Photoshop? Cut out two "L" shaped bits of paper or matte, and mark off unit-less equal length tics that can then replicate the aspect ratio you would like at any size within the reach of the adjustable cardboard "L"s. Hope that makes sense.
Last edited by KolinskyRed : 02-24-2019 at 04:07 PM.