Crop an Image in Photoshop CS6
Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how you can crop an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.
To begin, we should have a document open. We can do that by either creating a new document or opening an existing one. There are other VisiHow videos on how to do that.
In this tutorial, there is one document opened. We can see that by the tab at the left-hand side. This document has two layers. There is "Layer 1" with a watermelon, which we can move around if we want. There is a plain white "Background" layer, which is underneath "Layer 1".
We make sure that we've clicked the layer on which we want to be focused. Generally, the crop tool will be applied to the canvas regardless of the other layers. We have to be aware of that if we have a lot of layers, and we want to keep certain aspects of hidden or background layers.
We click the "Crop Tool" at the left-hand side panel. The panel has pictures. The "Crop Tool" icon looks like paper that is getting cut. Once we click the tool, we get corners and lines on the canvas.
We can click a corner and pull the canvas. It is like using the "Free Transform" tool in a specific way. We can place the canvas where we want it to be. The area that will be cut out is in a darker color. We get the idea what the image will look like. We can crop quite effectively using different proportions, regardless of any layers. We'll see the width and height at the same time.
We move the canvas around accordingly. When we have finished, we will see something like a preview.
We can click the circle with a line to cancel the changes. We'll come back to where we were before.
We can click the check at the right-hand side to accept the changes. Photoshop will crop our canvas. We will have a new size of the canvas.
If we hide "Layer 1" at the right-hand side by clicking the eye icon, the layer behind it will be of the same size. We have to be aware that we might lose information from other layers.
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Video: Crop an Image in Photoshop CS6
Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya