Making the square

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by knightndey, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. knightndey macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Las Vegas
    I posted this wrong the first time as a newbie here...let's try again.

    I've used Photoshop from 1991 and now using CS4. But I've reached a problem now that I can't solve and maybe Photoshop can't do the trick.

    Take a photo of a person where the background has been stripped away to transparency. I want to be able to capture the persons head, most likely with the rectangular marquee tool, just below the chin, beside the ears and on the top of head...very close. Then with some tool or combination there of, make the head square by having it expand to the shape of the marquee tool, without distorting the face beyond recognition.

    I also need to have this be a fast process. Something I could turn into an action.

    I've tried liquify, but it doesn't recognize the boundaries set and it distorts to much.

    Any help would be appreciated.:apple: I have an iMac running CS4.
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    This is detail work and can't be scripted except if everyone has the exact orientation for their head, they are all of equal size and the characteristics of their orifices is the same.

    Basically you'll need to do each one individually and do it in small steps and manually paint a lot of it to prevent distortion.
  3. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2010
    Use the crop tool to crop down to the head.

    Use image size to adjust the short dimesion to equal the long dimension.


    Or if you are afraid of using the crop tool...

    Use the marquee tool to select just the head.

    Copy the contents of the marquee.

    Create a new document.

    Paste into new document.

    Use image size to adjust the short dimension to equal the long dimension.

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