June 19th, 2010

white collar - hug - Paley Center
  • tzikeh

shrink then crop, or crop then shrink?

I saw an entry here when browsing through the animated gif memories a few weeks back that had a comment about whether you should shrink the photo first and then crop it, or crop then shrink. I've looked, but I spent hours browsing the comm last time and I just don't remember where the comment was. If anyone can tell me which comes first for maximum photo quality. I'd greatly appreciate it!

Blending question

I searched the memories but I couldn't quite find what I was looking for so I thought I'd ask anyway. I'm looking for a way to blend pictures like this:

by lancelotfan

It basically looks like one pic/char is blended into the otehr one but I have no idea how to achieve this. Any help would be great, thanks!