How to Crop an Image in Adobe Photoshop CC
Hi there. This video is all about cropping and you might think hey cropping is not that exciting. I'm going to skip along. You can but there's some secret tricks in this video. I promise things like deleted crop pixels and rotating it hang around. It's not a long video. Let's get started. Alright, first thing it's file open In your exercise files there is a folder called 04 cropping and let's open up cropping 01. Great. Now on your tool panel over here, grab this fifth tool down the crop tool. Now you're noticing Photoshop if you hover above these tools long enough okay with this for hover above it, you're not sure what the icon does. These little things pop out kind of explaining what they are and this is the crop tool crop tool is easy to use, grab any of these corners that appear. Okay so this right one here, I'm going to crop it in so it's so those shoes are a bit more central when you've got it where you want it to be hit, enter on your keyboard and that's it. You've done some cro...
pping. Let me show you some other ways of doing it. It's gonna edit step backwards and even though on my crop tool I can't see the edges kind of just click on it again. Pops back into life. Now what I wanna do is I wanna proportionately crop it okay I don't want to just kind of randomly pick a size, I want it to be the same height and width and that's true. Who, who could guess what shortcut. I hold down to kind of lock the height and the width, you guessed it? It's shift, hold shift down and it means that what I'm holding down, shift the height and the width of the same. So I'm going to get it to be there and then click enter more tricks with the crop tool, let's go edit, step backwards, click on the tool again. What I'm gonna do is I'm going to crop it in, it doesn't really matter, it's going to crop it kind of there and what you can do now is you can do two things and you can move it around by clicking and dragging anywhere in here and it does kind of weird, it drags the image, not the crop will find that weird. But anyway, so you want to kind of move it over here to about them. Perfect, okay and let's say you want to rotate it a little bit as well, so all you need to do is just hover anywhere outside anywhere. You see that little bent arrow. Okay, that guy there, click hold and drag and if you're like, I'm not sure if you're like me, but I find this is a really weird thing that happens, click hold of it, give it a wiggle around, see what you want. This can be really handy if there's like a horizon line that's maybe not straight, you can kind of drag it and get these lines to line up, girls get it move it around, get it just practicing I guess of this crop tool and then when you got it where you want hit return awesome. Now there's one last thing for this particular crop technique is I'm going to go to undo again, go back to my crop tool. There's this option up here that says delete cropped pixels that's on by default, I'm pretty sure check yours if you're working on an old version of Photoshop it's not going to be there, it's reasonably new with it on. It means when I crop it down and hit return and let's say I grab my move tool now unlock the layer by naming it? I can just move it around. You see there's it's kind of cropped it down and deleted any excess, it's gone from the edge there. Okay so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna edit step backwards quite a few times until I got my big image back. Let's show you the difference with the crop tool here, let's turn that off and now I'm going to crop it down so I'm gonna crop it to there. Hit enter on my keyboard, it looks the same right? But if I grab my move tool now watch what happens, can you see all that stuff that we cropped off is actually still up there, it's hidden and won't kind of say print but it is still there now I find I keep that on all the time or uncheck it all the time. So crop tool, I make sure that's never on and it's useful. Sometimes you want to crop, it might be stuff you just don't need, you want to get rid of it. Okay. I find leave it off because then it gives them the option to go back later on, go to move to and go. Actually I just want to kind of like I need justice a little bit. Alright, so that's the basic cropping in Photoshop. Let's get and do some specific size cropping in the next video.