Photoshop CC Crop tool

Photoshop CC Crop tool

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Photoshop CC Crop tool Well hey everyone, ADP EDITING here. I'll show you how to crop images, how to straighten images, and how to crop an image non-destructively with Photoshop CC. Then we'll learn how to

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And finally, we'll look at a great feature first introduced in Photoshop CS6 that lets you crop an image without losing any of the original pixels. You can also select the
Crop Tool from your keyboard by pressing the letter C.
As soon as you select the Crop Tool, Photoshop places a cropping border around the image.
And if you've used the Crop Tool on a previous image, the border will be set to that previous size.
So before we go any further, let's reset the Crop Tool to its default settings.
In the Options Bar, we see that I cropped my last image as an 8 by 10.
This resets the aspect ratio to just ratio and leaves the Width and Height boxes empty.
The problem is that it doesn't reset the cropping border itself, which is still set to that previous 8 by 10 size.
To reset the border, press the Esc key on your keyboard.
Then, if you can't see the border, select a different tool from the Toolbar and then reselect the Crop Tool.
The cropping border now surrounds the entire image.
If you look around the border, you'll see little handles.
There's one of the top, bottom, left and right, and one in each corner.
The easiest way to crop your image is to click and drag the handles to reshape the border into any size you need, The area inside the border is
what you'll be keeping, and the area outside it will be cropped away.
You can also click and drag inside the border to reposition the image inside it.
I'm going to cancel my crop so we can look at another way to work.
To cancel it, click the Cancel button in the Options Bar.
Instead of using the initial crop border that Photoshop places around the image, you can also click anywhere inside the image and drag out your own border.
Then drag the handles to resize it, or click and drag inside the border to reposition the image.
To reset your crop rather than canceling out of it completely, click the Reset button in the Options Bar. But if you want to keep the original aspect ratio of your
image, press and hold your Shift key as you drag any of the corners handles.
I'll click the Reset button to reset my crop.
If you want to resize the border from its center, press and hold the Alt, or Option key on a Mac, as you drag the handles.
Again I'll click the Reset button to reset it.
And to lock the aspect ratio and resize the border from its center, hold Shift Alt or Shift Option on a Mac, as you drag the corner handles. But instead of just entering the number, I'll also enter "in" for inches.
Then I'll press the Tab key on my keyboard to jump to the Height field and I'll enter "11 in" for the height.
Notice that we now have a third box as well, and this is where we enter a Resolution value.
Since the industry standard resolution for high-quality printing is 300 pixels per inch, I'll enter "300" into the box, and I'll make sure that the measurement type is
With my settings entered, I'll resize the crop border, and then to crop the image, I'll click the checkmark in the Options Bar.
You can also crop it by pressing Enter or Return on a Mac.
Photoshop crops the image, and if we check the size of the image by going up to the Image menu and choosing the Image Size command, we see in
the dialog box that Photoshop has cropped the image to 14 by 11 inches at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch.
We'll be learning all about image resizing in separate videos, so for now, I'll click Cancel to close the dialog box.
To undo the crop, I'll go up to the Edit menu and I'll choose Undo Crop.
And this returns the image to its original size.
Before we move on to learning how to straighten an image, let's look at one more handy feature of the Crop Tool, and that's the Crop Overlay.
I'll click on my image with the Crop Tool to bring up the cropping border.
And notice the 3 by 3 grid that appears inside the border.
This grid is known as the Rule of Thirds.
The idea with the Rule of Thirds is that you can create a more interesting composition by placing your subject at or near one of the spots where the
While the Rule of Thirds overlay can be useful, it's not the only one that's available to us.
To view the others, click the Overlay icon in the Options Bar.
Here we can choose a different overlay, like the Golden Ratio.
The Golden Ratio is similar to the Rule of Thirds but the intersection points are closer to the center.
Finally, one more way to crop your image is to just double-click inside the crop border.
And that's the basics of how to crop an image with the Crop Tool.
Let's look at a different image so we can learn how to straighten a photo.
Here's an image I shot myself, and notice that the horizon line is crooked. And then in the Options Bar, I'll select the Straighten Tool.
Look for something in your image that should be straight, either vertically or horizontally.
Click on one end with the Straighten Tool, keep your mouse button held down, and drag over to the other end.


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Photoshop draws a path between the two points, and it uses this path to set the angle that the image will need to be rotated. And because rotating the image added some transparent areas in the corners of the document, Photoshop also resized the crop border to keep those transparent corners out of the image.
At this point, I can resize the crop border myself if I need to.
And then to accept it and crop the image, I'll press Enter or Return on a Mac.
And that's how to straighten an image with the Crop Tool.
And finally, let's switch over to a third image so we can look at a great feature in Photoshop that lets us crop our images non-destructively.
Again I'll select the Crop Tool from the Toolbar. In the Options Bar, I'll choose the 8 by 10 aspect ratio preset, and then I'll resize my crop border by
To crop the image, I'll press Enter or Return on a Mac.
But what if I decide at this point that I want to change the crop?
Maybe I want to change its orientation from portrait to landscape.
In that case, I'll go up to the Options Bar and I'll swap the aspect ratio by clicking the Swap icon. I don't want to be cropped in so close, so I'll drag the handles outward to bring back more of the image.
But notice that when I release my mouse button, Photoshop just fills the surrounding area with white.
And that's because Photoshop deleted all of those surrounding pixels when I made my original crop.
It's filling those missing areas with white because it's using my current Background color.
And the reason that Photoshop deleted those cropped pixels is that, if we look in the Options Bar, we see that the Delete Cropped Pixels option is turned on,
Let's look at a better way to work, one that's not destructive.
I'll cancel the crop by clicking the Cancel button in the Options Bar.
And then I'll revert the image back to its original size by going up to the File menu and choosing Revert.
I'll swap the aspect ratio back to portrait mode, and then I'll drag the handles to resize the border, just like I did before.
But this time, before I actually crop the image, I'll turn the Delete Cropped Pixels option off by deselecting it.
Then I'll accept the crop by pressing Enter, or Return on a Mac.
And so far everything looks the same as it did before.
But watch what happens if I try to resize the crop.
I'll swap the aspect ratio back to landscape mode, and as soon as I do, we see something very different.
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