Image Slicer Tool

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By LismibaebisCreations
25 April 2010
Updated 12 January and 25 July 2011

The lesson is an addition to the lessons in the learning group http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LismibaebisIMScrollingLessons/

I have used one of my own photographs for this tutorial

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Let's Start

1) Make your image according to lesson instructions

2) Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

3) File > Save As
Give the file a name like "merged image" and save to the folder for this letter

4) If you do not already use the precise cursor:

File > Preferences > General Program Preferences > Display and Caching
Settings:
Presentation
Use precise cursors = Checked

5) Find the lowest point of your tube or text box including any Drop Shadow or Cutout you may have used and go a tiny little bit lower down
(should be lower than the top of your text box)

At the bottom of PSP, look for the y: number and write down
(Mine is 398)

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6) Find the inner edge of the text box or image on the bottom (making sure to be above any Drop Shadow or Cutout), go a tiny little bit higher and look for y: number and write it down
(Mine is 532)

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This is how far from lower end of tube and inner edge of text box I chose:
The dark line is to show where it is

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7) File > Export > Image Slicer
Settings:
Zoom (1) = Zoom out so that the whole image is visible

Tools (2)
Click on Grid (second from left)

Format (3)
JPEG
Apply optimization to whole image = Checked

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8) Click on the square to make it bigger

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9) Click on your image in the Image Slicer and the Grid Size Tool will appear
Settings:
Rows = 3
Columns = 1 OK

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9) Settings:
Tools = Arrow

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10) Move your cursor over the top red line until a vertical line with an arrow on both ends appears.
Move the cursor down until the Y: number matches what you had written down earlier

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11) Move your cursor over the lower green line until a vertical line with an arrow on both ends appears.
Move the cursor down until the Y: number matches what you had written down earlier

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12) Open your folder
Delete the htm file
Rename your slices to
top.jpg
middle.jpg
bottom.jpg
If you have transparency involved, you will have to export as either a .gif or .png and need to keep those file endings

13) Continue with Lesson and go to Letter Creator


If you have any questions, please email your Tutor.


Link to First Page Lesson Plan