My Experience with Editing Images on Mac
As an avid user of Mac, I have had the opportunity to explore and utilize the image editing features available on this platform. In this article, I will share some of my insights and tips on how to effectively edit images on a Mac.
Getting into Editing Mode
To begin editing an image on Mac, simply click on the "Brush" button located in the toolbar. This will activate the editing mode and provide you with a range of tools and options to enhance your image.
If you wish to crop your image, select the "Rectangle Selection" tool, which is the first option available. Use this tool to outline the area you want to keep in your image. Once you have made your selection, click on the "Crop" button to remove the unwanted parts. Don't forget to save your edited image afterwards.
Resizing with Proportional Scaling
To resize your image while maintaining its original proportions, you can use the "Resize" tool, which is the eighth option in the toolbar. Select this tool and choose the unit of measurement (pixels, for example). Adjust either the height or width of the image while ensuring that the "Maintain Proportions" option is enabled. Once you are satisfied with the changes, click "OK" or "Save" to apply the resizing. Alternatively, you can also find the "Resize" option in the Tools menu.
Erasing with Circular Selection
If you need to erase specific parts of your image, the "Lasso Selection" tool can be quite handy. Select the first option to activate the tool, and then use it to draw a circle around the area you want to remove. To cancel the selection, press Enter and then ESC. You have two options for erasing:
- Press the "Delete" key to completely erase the selected area.
- Click on the "Cut" button to remove the selected area while keeping it in the clipboard.
Moving Layers Forward or Backward
It's important to note that the original image itself is not considered a layer. However, you can create a duplicate of the image by selecting it with Command+A, copying it with Command+C, and pasting it with Command+V. This will create an identical layer that you can then move around.
To adjust the order of layers, go to the Tools menu and select "Annotations." Here, you can modify the layers by adjusting their borders, fill colors, and font colors.
By following these steps and utilizing the various tools available, you can easily edit and enhance your images on Mac. Remember to experiment and have fun while exploring the possibilities of image editing on this platform.