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Mar
18

Tips on using the Crop tool in Photoshop CS6/CC

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Tips & Tutorials, by The Advanced Photoshop Team

We show you how to make non-destructive and accurate crops using the improved Crop tool

Tool settings

Tips on using the Crop tool in Photoshop CS6/CC

The Crop tool can be set to constrain its values to a predefined or custom size. It can be left ‘Unconstrained’ however. There are various overlays, which include things like Rule of Thirds and Golden Ratio, all helping you to create the perfect crop.

Non-destructive edits

Tips on using the Crop tool in Photoshop CS6/CC

The most important option to look at is the little checkbox ‘Delete Cropped Pixels’. If this is ticked, then you will destructively crop your image. Untick this and you can go back in at any time to change the cropping of your image using the pixels you had got rid of.

Time to crop

Tips on using the Crop tool in Photoshop CS6/CC

The Crop tool works slightly differently than it did before. Pulling the handles in to where you want your crop box and the image will reposition in the new crop area, making it really intuitive to make good crops.