Cropping for better composition


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Cropping for better composition

The act of cropping is the act of throwing away pixel details. Now, don't worry; in iPhoto this is nondestructive, meaning that if you change your mind, you can go back and refine it. For now, let's focus on the basics of cropping; making crop decisions based on artistic judgment. To crop, you could press the C key, or just click Crop in the Quick Fixes panel. I'm going to go ahead and freely crop. By default, when you crop, it's unconstrained, meaning that you can get rid of anything you want.

In this case, I'm removing the electrical power line and light to just leave these parts of image. When I click Done, it will go ahead and apply that, and crop the image. In this case, it looks like the perfect banner to upload to Facebook. Let's go to two more images here, and do a few more crops. I'm going to go ahead, in this case, and choose to crop to the square shape. This would be a perfect example if you wanted to make a social media icon for use on the Web. There ...

Cropping for better composition
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Cropping for better composition provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Enhancing Photos with iPhoto

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