The ultimate nondestructive crop


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The ultimate nondestructive crop

In this final exercise of the chapter, I'm going to show you how to trim away these white edges at the top and bottom of the composition, without harming a single thing we've done so far. That's a little bit tricky. The reasons are, there are two things inside of our composition that will get clipped if we don't take special precautions. One of them is the Background layer. The Background layer can never be any bigger than the canvas size. So if you trim the canvas, then the Background layer is going to get trimmed as well. The other thing that's going to get clipped is the channel right here. Any Alpha channels inside the Channels palette are going to get clipped away as well, whereas, if they're expressed as layer masks, we can avoid clipping them.

All right, so what do we do? I'm going to switch over to Layers palette. I've saved my changes as Big white borders.psd, as I've mentioned in previous exercise. It's found inside the 01_how_they_work folde...

The ultimate nondestructive crop
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The ultimate nondestructive crop provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Smart Objects

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