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is, as long as it covers the section of the image which is to be included in the banner.


and choose resize which will bring up a small window showing the dimensions of the image in pixels.


image 2 Next, crop to the selected area (circled in the top tool bar of image 2), this will leave you with the selected area and cut out the rest.


At this point, only the height of the image will be adjusted and the width will be left untouched. The height is changed to 100 pixels, this will also automatically change the width, (there is a tick box called ‘Maintain aspect ratio’ that should stay ticked to prevent the image dimensions from distorting and having a squashed, thin appearance). Now, there is quite a small version of the bear that will sit at one end of the banner.


image 3 The image can now be manipulated to size. The banner is to be 100 pixels tall so the image needs to be resized. To do this, select the ‘Image’ menu


The next step is to make the overall canvas bigger so there is room to add text. To do this, select the ‘Image’ menu again and choose ‘Canvas Size’ which will bring up a window to work with. In this window ‘Maintain Aspect Ratio’ is un-ticked and this should remain un-ticked. The current image is 100 x 197 and the desired canvas size is 100 x 920 so the width is changed to 920.


At this point the cropped image of the bear’s face should be dragged to the correct area of the banner; it can go on the right, middle or left. In the example, the image is to sit on the right so the right middle box is chosen in the diagram (as shown in image 4).


image 4 The canvas is now the correct banner shape with the image at one end and a large amount of white space. The background of the banner now needs to be made all one colour, to make this step easier the example image has been taken against a plain background. Use the colour picker to get the best colour match across the whole banner (the colour picker tool is circled in image 5).


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