Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping and straightening, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essential Training: 2 Editing & Retouching Photos.
Up in the toolbar in the Camera Raw workspace, there is a Crop Tool and a Straighten Tool.…The advantage of cropping and straightening here in the Camera Raw workspace as…opposed to out in the Expert edit workspace is that here cropping and…straightening is nondestructive. Whatever pixels are outside a crop boundary…are not deleted from the raw file.…You can always get them back, even after you've closed and then reopened the…Camera Raw workspace.…Let's take a look at the Crop Tool first.…If I click and hold on the Crop Tool in the Toolbar, I get this dropdown menu.…If I choose Normal from this menu, I'll click outside the menu to dismiss it,…and then move in to the image and drag out a crop boundary,…I can adjust the shape of the crop boundary however I wish, by moving my mouse…over any of the edges and dragging.…
I can reposition the boundary by clicking inside of it, and moving it elsewhere.…And I can rotate it by moving my cursor outside one of its corner anchor…points and dragging.…When I am ready to accept the crop, I can do that by either clicking the Hand…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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