Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool


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Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool

So let's say you wanted to print this image on a gray background or a white background or a black background and you wanted the canvas behind this image to be larger than the image, so you see this extra solid color in the background. Well, how would you go about doing that? Well, it turns out that there is kind of a hidden secret trick about the Crop tool. We typically think about using the Crop tool to make an image smaller. It turns out you can actually use the Crop tool in Photoshop to add to an image, to add canvas to an image. So I'm going to press the letter C to get to the Crop tool. Then I'm going to go ahead and just leave the Width, Height and Resolution fields blank.

The trick is to go ahead and start by creating a crop boundary the size of the document. So just drag all the way from one corner to the other. Then let go to set the initial crop. I'm going to use my Zoom keyboard shortcut to zoom out one notch. I'm going to go Command+Minus or Ctrl+ Minus on t...

Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool
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Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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