Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping an image, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
Cropping is the process of removing portions of an image from its outer boundaries.…Sometimes the reason that you want to crop is to focus in on a particular…part of a photograph.…In this case, for example, I would like to have just the statue in the photograph.…I am not really interested in these leaves down here and the feather and the…other parts of the photograph.…I could crop the image using the Crop tool, but if I know that there is an easy…and quick way to make a selection of just the part of image that I want to keep,…sometimes it is faster to use a selection and the crop command, like this.…
I know that I can get a good selection of the statue using the Quick Selection tool,…so I am going to get that tool in the toolbox, and then I will move into the…image and with the Quick Selection tool, I am just going to click and drag over the statue.…To crop as tight as I can into that statue, I will now go up to the Image menu,…and I will choose Crop.…Then I will deselect, pressing Command+D and the Mac for Ctrl+D on the PC.…
- Understanding the when and why of making selections
- Combining and transforming selections
- Selecting fine detail with Refine Edge
- Capturing soft and hard edges in one selection
- Understanding the relationship of selections to masks
- Removing color fringe around selections
- Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
- Working with the Color Range command
- Selecting with the Pen tool and paths
- Making easy selections with the Quick Selection tool
- Working with Refine Mask
- Sharing selections between images
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Why Make Selections?
2. Selection Basics
3. Modifying Selections
4. Refining Selections
5. Geometric Selection Methods
6. Drawing Selection Methods
7. Tonal and Color Selection Methods
8. Using Image Properties to Select
9. Saving Selections
10. Working in Quick Mask Mode
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