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How to Crop and Re-size in Photoshop

Hello Everyone! Here's quick tutorial on how to format your awesome images for submission to the CoolCalifornia Challenge Green Media Resources.

First open Photoshop and click on the 'File' tab then 'Open' to select an image from your library.

Once the image appears, you want to crop and re-size it to 150 x 150 square pixels. You do this by clicking on the crop tool (keyboard shortcut 'c') on the left hand side bar. You'll notice that a dotted box will appear in your image.

Yes! You Can

My favorite anecdote that I've come across so far in Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive, is the one involving sticky notes. I find it so interesting how the simple gesture of a handwritten note on a stack of surveys can be more effective than just placing a blank note, or having no note at all. Adding that personal touch sends the message to the receiver that the task requested is important enough that the sender would take the time to say so in writing. It also puts a face behind the request, which gives it more weight.

Keep it Cool, California

One thing I really like about the Cool California Challenge is the name itself. I am a big fan of plays on words and I love how "cool" in this context can mean two very different, but positive things.

Who wouldn't want to help cool down California? It is such a cool thing to do!

I'm cheesy, I know.

Introducing - Michelle Chang

Hello there!

My name is Michelle and I'm a 5th year at Cal majoring in Environmental Sciences. Born and raised in San Francisco, I grew up hiking the parks and walking the beaches of California. I knew I always loved the natural environment, but it wasn't until high school that I started gaining exposure on the concept of sustainability. Combined with a deep passion for the arts, my interests have steered me towards the goal of working in the sustainable fashion and beauty industry.

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