How to change images on .psd file

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Wowzera, May 2, 2009.

  1. Wowzera macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    Brazil
    #1
    I am wanting to make some dvd covers myself, but I am almost totally noob in photoshop and couldn't do nothing more than change the layers place.
    Basically, what I want to do is move the current DVD cover and replace with another DVD cover, then save and done.

    How can I get an image in internet, resize to match the dvd case and make a layer of it and place inside the dvd case?

    Here's the PSD file:
    http://kttns.org/e5nd


    Please help me! :)

    Thank you.
     
  2. jecapaga macrumors 601

    jecapaga

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    #2
    Hard to figure out what you're trying to do but I'm assuming you have a fixed size palate that matches your output size for a dvd cover. If you simply want to do multiple covers you can open any image in pshop and use the Edit>transform>scale tools to enlarge or change the aspect ratios. Once you have your original dvd image open and your next graphic, simply use the arrow tool and click>drag from the new image to the dvd image file.

    Hold the shift key if you want the vertical to scale with the horizontal as one.
     
  3. Wowzera thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    Brazil
    #3

    This is what I want to do:

    I want to change the layer whose host the dvd cover:

    [​IMG]

    And replace with other DVD cover, let's suppose, Twilight movie:

    [​IMG]

    Then the result would be something like it:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I hope you got my point now! Thanks for helping!
     
  4. jecapaga macrumors 601

    jecapaga

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    #4
    Have both images open in pshop. Drag the new image to your other document image.
     
  5. Wowzera thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    Brazil
    #5
    You can't imagine how noob I am felling right now.
    Thanks, it worked, all work I needed do is resize my image to fill the dvd case.

    Thank you very much !
     
  6. jecapaga macrumors 601

    jecapaga

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
  7. Wowzera thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    Brazil
    #7
    Errr, now I've one more problem:

    How do I get the image centralized ? I can make it be converted to 512x512 pixels, but it's not centralized!
     
  8. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    Folding space
    #8
    You need to open the layer folder named "DVD Case" and either delete or turn off the layer name "Sample". Drag your new file to this location in the stack and position it to fit. The Sample image is about 6.5 X 9.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Wowzera thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    Brazil
    #9
    Thanks for helping.
    Now I am stuck into this:

    [​IMG]
    (Click for larger)


    How can I make the DVD box be 512x512 ?

    I want the DVD box to be:

    [​IMG]

    instead of

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Kwill macrumors 68000

    Kwill

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    #10
    Hold down the shift key to constrain marque selection to a square that approximates desired cropping. While dragging you can press the space bar to reposition. After the selection is complete, arrow keys can fine tune position. Now choose Image > Crop. Deselect.

    At this point you have a square but it is not 512. Keep the original high-res version and save a smaller resolution version for your needs.
    1. Choose File > Save for Web & Devices.
    2. To preserve the transparent background, select PNG-24.
    3. Click the "Image Size" tab to specify 512 pixels.
    4. "Bicubic" is the default interpolation quality. For reductions, many people prefer "Bicubic Sharper."
    5. Be sure to press the "Apply" button before pressing "Save."
    6. When prompted, name the file. A copy of the original is made.

    (Attached is Save for Web & Devices dialog in CS3.)
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    Folding space
    #11
    Another way is to make a new document at 512X512 and drag the dvd case layer folder to it. Pull the corner of the new window open more until you see the handles of the image bounding box. Hold the shift key and drag one of the handles in until it fits like you want. Use a transparent background when you make the new document. Mine was white and could cause you more problems.

    Find a PhotoShop book and read up on layer management. PS is a complex tool, and there are many different ways of getting the same result.
     

    Attached Files:

  12. Wowzera thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    Brazil
    #12
    Thank you guys!
    I manage how to do it now! :D

    Thank you very much!
     

Share This Page