Make the Canvas Bigger with Crop Tool in Photoshop CS6


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Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool

One of the sort of hidden features when you're using the Crop tool is its ability to actually add canvas around your image. So I'll tap the C key to select the Crop tool. Then I'm just going to zoom out a little using Command+Minus. Typically, when we think of cropping, we think of moving the crop handles into the image, but you can also drag the crop handles outside of the image. And by the way, if you ever drag something incorrectly in the Crop tool, you can always use Command+Z or Control+Z to undo that crop.

For now, I'm just going to drag this out to the original crop, because now I want to use a keyboard shortcut. That keyboard shortcut is the Option and the Shift key, or the Alt and the Shift key, in order to drag out additional canvas size, which you can see by holding the Shift key, we're constraining the proportions and by holding down the Option key, we're dragging from the center of the image. When I let go, right down here in my Layers panel, you can ...

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 Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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