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October '21

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1 0 4 G R A P H I C S P R O O C T O B E R 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G T H E D I G I T A L E Y E CROP AND STRAIGHTEN Here's another big timesaver. This au- tomation is designed to separate images that have been batch scanned. Lay your multiple images on the scanner bed face down and scan them. Open the file in Photoshop. Choose crop and straighten from the automate menu. Bingo! Done! All the images are separated into differ- ent files (Fig. 8A, 8B) and the original is untouched. The automation uses the white scanner cover as a background, so be sure that it is clean. You may lose white borders, but you can replace them with Photoshop's add canvas command. Think about how efficient this process is as opposed to cropping and rotating each image manually. CONTACT SHEET II A contact sheet is a layout of multiple images, and that is exactly what this auto- mation does. Laying out multiple images by hand can be time consuming. Contact Sheet II (CSII) sizes them and automati- cally places them in a grid. CSII works in Photoshop and Bridge. It lays the images out on a single page or multiple pages. Like the batch command, choose the source folder where the images reside, or simply click on multiple images in Bridge. The dialog box (Fig. 9) specifies the width, height and resolution of the page, the color profile, the color mode, and the bit depth. The thumbnails field determines the layout by the number of columns and rows affecting the size of Fig. 8A (above) and 8B (below): Crop and straighten is designed to separate images that have been batch scanned into individual documents.

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