This is a technique you'll use a lot when
working with images. It's very simple. Cropping refers to cutting
down an image by cutting away unwanted parts. Cropping, unlike Image
Resizing, does not affect resolution or quality. It just cuts away
parts of the image you don't need or want.
Step 1: Getting Started
Open an image or graphic
Step 2: Selecting the Crop Tool
Tool selected, Click and Drag
over the image.
when you've selected the part of the image you want to keep. Don't
worry about getting it just right, you can always go back and
will have a dashed line
with little squares (selection
handles) around the dashed
line. This enables you to edit the selection by mousing over them
and dragging in either direction to enlarge or decrease your selection.
Photoshop 6 will mask out the area that is not part of the selection.
You can turn this on or off by going up top to the Options
Bar and selecting/deselecting
Shield Cropped Area.
move your cursor over one of the 4 corners until you see it change
into a double sided arrow.
To move the selection, simply move your
cursor inside the selection until you see the solid arrow and then
click and drag to reposition.
To crop the selection, double-click inside the selection or click
the Check Mark Button up top in the
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