So you have this beautiful vertical photo that you want to upload on Instagram but the platform only allows square or 4:5 ratio images on feed posts. You either crop the photo or add white/blurred borders on the sides, but that just doesn’t look good, specially on a graphic designer’s feed. So what do you do?
In this handy tutorial, Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect shows you how to seamlessly extend photos and backgrounds of vertical (portrait) and horizontal (landscape) images to your desired aspect ratio.
Learn how to use three simple techniques to fill up empty areas and preserve details using Content-Aware Fill, Content-Aware Scale, and the Mirroring technique. Watch below.
00:00 – Issues with vertical photos
01:12 – Example 1: New Content-Aware Fill
09:44 – Example 2: Mirroring technique
13:28 – Example 3: Content-Aware Scale
Download sample images shown in video.
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