Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
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Elements has a number of tools that you can use to recompose a photo.…Among those are the Straighten tool and the Crop tool, which we'll look at in this movie.…The Straighten tool can be used to straighten a photo, either horizontally or vertically.…This photo obviously has a crooked horizontal element, the horizon.…To straighten that horizon with the options in the options bar at their…defaults, I'll come into the image and I'm going to click on the horizon and I'm…going to drag out a reference line.…It doesn't matter exactly how long this reference line is, I just need enough…so that Elements knows what part of the photo I think should be straight horizontally.…
And then I'll release my mouse.…Elements turns the entire photo in reference to that line.…So now the horizon is straight, but as you can see there are some empty pixels…represented by this gray and white checkerboard around some of the edges of the photo.…You will get that kind of result if you use either this first option, Grow…
- 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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