Resizing an image into a banner on photoshop
I'm resizing an image on photoshop, however, I need to turn an image into a banner. I might be wrong but I need to adjust the canvas size first and then resize the image? I'm new at this as you can tell.
I'm trying to figure out what steps need to be taken.
The dimensions are 940px x 272px - is that the image or canvas size?
What you are looking for is to TRANSFORM the image. A CROP is a completely different compositing operation.
Your Canvas Size of 940px x 272px is the final size of the web banner to be displayed on the website.Then we are trying to fit the 2713px x 1811px image inside the 940px x 272px Canvas
If you are in photoshop you can press the shortcut ctrl+t while your 2713px x 1811px image layer is selected to bring it into what is called a Free Transform.
From here you can grab a corner and while holding down the SHIFT modifer on your keyboard you can proportionally scale the image down to fit element of the photo inside your banner. From here you can make copies of the resized layer, and then you can use the Rectangle Marquee selection tool to select portions of the photo. Then use a Ctrl+J to make a new layer out of your selection.
Just some guidance to patch together an Web banner from an image.
Hope that helps.
Making copies of the original image