Cropping in Adobe Photoshop Elements

(Click on any image to view it at 100%)

1)    Import an image into Photoshop Elements

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2)    Click on the Crop Tool in the Tool Bar on the left side of the screen

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3)    Select the “None” option in the Crop Options area at the bottom of the screen.

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4)    Draw a rough box around the area of the crop (it doesn’t have to be exact)

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The crop area will transform into a box with eight adjustment handles. Parts of the image that will be cropped out turn gray. A commit/cancel box also appears.

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Now that the crop area has been selected, there are several options available:

DRAG SELECTION AREA

Click anywhere inside the crop box and drag it to move it elsewhere in the image. (Hold the Shift key down to constrain movement to horizontal or vertical axes)

RESIZE CROP AREA

Hover the mouse over an adjustment handle until the cursor becomes a double-headed arrow, and then click on an adjustment handle and drag to change the dimensions of the crop area. (Hold the Alt key down to resize proportionately) (Hold the Ctrl key down to resize from a particular corner)

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ROTATE CROP AREA

Hover the mouse over an adjustment handle until the cursor becomes a double-headed curved arrow, and then mouse the cursor to change the angle of the crop box. (Hold the Alt key down to constrain movement from a particular corner)

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COMMIT/CANCEL

The green checkbox will commit the new boundaries of the image according to the crop box dimensions.

The red “NO” symbol will cancel the crop and return to the original image.

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