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You may have noticed that as we were working with the Crop tool, we had an overlay, or these lines on top of our photograph. If we press the R key, you can see that the overlay currently is the rule of thirds overlay. Well there are actually are six different overlays that you can use. If we click on this image here, and then go ahead and click Done to exit the Crop tool for a moment, you can see that I've included screen grabs of these different overlays. Well how we can access these? If we go back to our image, then if we press the R key to access the Crop tool, you can press the O key to toggle through these different crop overlays.
Now, if there is a crop overlay which has a specific kind of orientation, you can flip that by pressing Shift+O key, and here you can see I can flip that. Go ahead and press the O key to select a different overlay, then press Shift+O, and you can see how we can change that orientation. Press the O key, and this allows you to toggle through these different orientations. Sometimes by using these overlays, they can help you determine a nice way to crop your photograph. Like in this picture here, I am going to go ahead and make sure the aspect ratio is locked by pressing the A key.
Then I'll click and drag this up, and I'm also going to rotate this a little bit, and with this overlay, I just want to have the subject near this point, and the surfboard near the other point. Well, if you find that the crop overlay is a little bit distracting, you can press the H key. What that will do is it'll toggle this, so that you will not see it. Think H for Hide. Press the H key again, and it will turn the visibility back on. In the toolbar, you can also choose an option for Auto. With Auto, the overlay will disappear until you click on one of the corner points, and choose to resize the image.
In this way, that crop overlay will only be visible when you need it. Press the H key again, and that will bring that back to always. So once you've selected that, you can see how you can toggle through those different modes by using the H key. To apply this crop, which we've come to by way of using that overlay, what we can do is go ahead and double-click in order to apply that. Next, if we want to re-crop the image, because we're not satisfied with it, like I'm not very satisfied with this here; it looks like the subject is kind of leaning over a little bit, just press the R key again. That will give you access to the Crop tool.
We can go ahead and click and drag to reposition that, and then double-click in order to apply the crop.
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