Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping photos, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 10.
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When you're editing a photo, you may want to crop it either to improve its…composition, or to set it to a particular width to height ratio to fit into a…frame when you print it.…I'll use the Crop tool, which is located here in the toolbar.…If you don't see the Crop tool there, click and hold on that tool slot, and…select the Crop tool from the flyout menu.…Up in the options bar for the Crop tool, I am going to go over to the Overlay…menu, and I'm going to set it to None for now.…I'll explain the overlays in just a moment, but first let's say that I want to…print this photo at 8 by 10 inches, so that it fits into a particular frame that I have.…
Down here at the bottom, if I click and hold, I can see that that the photo is now…about 8 inches tall by 12 inches wide.…So I have to try to fit this 8 by 12 into an 8 by 10 frame.…That means I am going to have to crop away some of the photo.…I'll go up to the Aspect Ratio menu, and I can change it from No Restriction to…one of the sizes listed here.…
Next, Jan addresses Elements’ Quick Photo Edit and Guided Photo Edit workspaces, which streamline and simplify many common photo-editing tasks. She then introduces the basics of editing in the Full Photo Edit workspace, which provides tools for selecting portions of images, retouching, compositing images, adding text, and more.
The course wraps up with an overview of Elements 10's sharing features, including creating greeting cards, printing and emailing photos, and sharing photos on Facebook.
- Importing photos
- Keyword tagging
- Arranging photos in albums
- Finding similar photos
- Processing photos in Quick Edit
- Simulating depth of field with Guided Edit
- Retouching blemishes
- Adding text to a selection
- Correcting lighting and color
- Making photo creations
- Sharing photos via email
- Printing photos