How to use Photoshop’s Crop Tool:
Photoshop has an amazing tool to crop photos with great flexibility. You will learn in this basic Photoshop tutorial about how to use Photoshop‘s crop tool and get most out of it. We often need to reduce the size of the images or cut away some thing we don’t want in our image. Photoshop has a wonderful tool to do it and this tool has some wonderful features. You can rotate the area you want to crop and also change the perspective of the image before cropping. An amazing option is that you can specify a certain ratio for example 1:3 or 2:3 to crop your image to perfection. 1:1 is used for perfect square.
you can take advantage of another great feature if you know how to use Photoshop crop tool. That is the option bar where you can put your own dimensions of am image and set resolution of your choice to the image. You can also select from a number of presets already created in Photoshop of different print sizes. There is another little gem, from image button which is also useful at times.
Lets start a beginners Photoshop tutorial and do everything in steps.
Cropping an Image:
Firstly, press C key on the keyboard to select crop tool. This is how it look likes: .You can also select it from the tools bar. Now select area you want to crop by clicking, holding and dragging your left mouse button. It works almost same like rectangular marquee tool. You can move the selected area and place it where you want.
Once the selection is complete you can double click it or press enter key to crop the photo.
You can also rotate an image while cropping. This is very useful when you want to straighten the images as well as crop them. After pressing enter you would see the image straightened and cropped. You can move it by holding any corner of the image.
Crop Tool Options:
There are some of the options of crop tool you must know.
1. You can always use already given presets if you want to print the photos and you can also create custom preset and add it in the collection.
2. You can specify width and height in the boxes given which can be interchanged with each other by the button in center.
3. You can also give resolution which can increase the quality as well as size of the image. So be careful if you want the size of the image to be low.
That was the beginners Photoshop tutorial where you learned how to use Photoshop‘s crop tool. Keep an eye on the Photoshop Tips and Techniques section. We will post some other tips about how to Photoshop.