Working with the Crop tool


show more Working with the Crop tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6 show less
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Working with the Crop tool

Let's take a look at how we can use the Crop tool in order to improve the composition of our photographs. In order to select the Crop tool, you can click on it in the Toolbar, or you can press the shortcut key. You remember that one, right? It's the C key for Crop. All right. Well, all that we need to do here to apply a crop is to simply position the cursor over the image. In this case, I am going to go ahead, and let's start in the top left-hand corner, and I'll click and drag across the entirety of the photograph here. I am going to send this out, just to make sure this crop is on the edge of the image.

Next, if I hold down the Shift key right now, I can click and drag, and it will constrain the proportions. Notice that it's constraining the proportions based on that original crop size. If I let go of the Shift key, well, then I can do a bit of a more free-form crop, and I can change this as needed. Well, here you can see that as I change this - let's say that I wan...

Working with the Crop tool
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Working with the Crop tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

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Photography
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Photoshop Camera Raw
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