Recomposing an image with the Crop tool


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Recomposing an image with the Crop tool

Ben: Whether you use Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto, Lightroom, CaptureNX, whatever, your image editor has lots of amazing image-adjustment technology in it. With it, you can make corrections and changes that simply weren't possible in a darkroom. That said, one of the most powerful tools in your image editor, the one you might end up using the most, is the simple Crop tool. With the Crop tool, you can recompose your image after you've taken it. Sometimes you'll shoot with a crop in mind; at other times you'll refine your original image by giving it a crop.

Now it may sound strange to devote an entire discussion to the lowly Crop tool when a program like Photoshop has such amazing technology as Content-Aware Fill and Perspective correction, but cropping is a critical post-production task. I've been asking you to shoot in black and white throughout this course and yet here we are looking at a color image. That's because cropping, or any action that will result in a cr...

Recomposing an image with the Crop tool
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Recomposing an image with the Crop tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Composition

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