Image manipulation

Goal: Edit a photograph you have taken, open your Word adaptation document, standardize the margins and fonts, insert the image, and tweak the document for best appearance.

1. First put your image file and Word document are on the computer, easiest thing is to drag them from your flash drive to the desktop.

2. Open Photoshop, from the Start bar (Windows).

3. Go to File>Open. Find your image and click “Open”.

4. Save a copy and keep the original in case you make a mistake. Go to File>Save As, give the file the same name with "copy" on the end, save as JPEG, with the .jpg extension, Maximum Quality 12. Work only on the copy.

5. Often in Photoshop you have to zoom in and out. Select the magnifying glass, (-) means zoom in, hold down Alt, and the opposite will happen. Go to the menu bar, select Fit Screen.

5. Select the Crop tool, make a selection. This can be changed by dragging the small boxes. Tips on selection: room around plant, not too high, or word-wrap later.

6. Hit Enter to crop. (Return on Mac)

7. Go to Image>Image Size. Select:

Scale Styles, Constrain Proportions, Resample Image: Bicubic Sharper

Resolution: 150 pixels/inch, sometimes called 150 dpi (dots per inch)

Document height: 5”, Click OK

8. Use the magnifying glass to zoom in and out, if needed. Alt (Win) and Control (Mac) do the opposite. Other approaches are select Print Size, or Fit Screen.

9. Go to Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast. Adjust these if needed.

10. Go to Filter>Sharpen if you think it will help. If no, go to Edit>Undo.

11. Go to File Save As, to the desktop, File Name: “image-name-final.jpg”, Format JPEG, quality High. Do not overwrite the original file.

12. Open Microsoft Word 2007 (Windows) or Word 2008 (Mac).

13. In Office Button>Open, open your document, set your margins to 0.75" all around (On Windows: Page Layout>Margins>Custom Margins. On Mac: Format>Document>Margins).

14. Select all text in document and set to Times font, Size 12.

15. Make room for you image at the top of the document, and place and click the cursor in the location you want to insert your image. You can tweak the exact position later.

16. Go to Insert>Picture, find your image, and insert.

17. Right-click on picture, go to Format Picture, Layout>Square, Alignment Center.

18. Additional resizing can be done in Word, by dragging the image corners.

19. When you are done, save your document to the desktop, (make sure it’s a Word 2003 “doc” and not a “docx” extension).

20. Make a copy to your flash drive, if you want.



From Archive:

  1. Ensure your image file and Word document are available on the computer.
  2. Open Photoshop.
  3. Go to File>Open. Find your image and click “Open”.
  4. Save a copy and keep the original in case you make a mistake. Go to File>Save As, give the file the same name with "copy" on the end, save as JPEG, Maximum Quality 12. Work only on the copy.
  5. Select the Crop tool, make a selection. This can be changed by dragging the small boxes.
  6. Hit Enter to crop.
  7. Go to Image>Image Size. Select:
    1. Scale Styles, Constrain Proportions
    2. Resample Image: Bicubic Sharper
    3. Resolution: 150 dpi
    4. Document height: 5”
  8. Use the magnifying glass to zoom in and out, if needed.
  9. Go to Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast. Adjust these.
  10. Go to Filter>Sharpen if you think it will help
  11. Save as “your-image-name-b.jpg”, quality High. Do not overwrite the original file.
  12. Open Microsoft Word 2007.
  13. In Office Button>Open, open your document, place the cursor in the location you want to insert your image
  14. Go to Insert>Picture, find your image, and insert.
  15. Right-click on picture, go to Format Picture, Layout>Square, Alignment Center.
  16. Additional resizing can be done in Word.
  17. When you are done, save your document, (make sure it’s a Word 2003 “doc” and not a “docx” extension)
  18. Save another copy as a PDF, go to Office Button>Save As>Adobe PDF. Remember where you are saving your file!
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