Chapter 18

Cropping Images


Chapter Goals

There are times when you take a good photo as far as brightness, color, and composition are concerned, but perhaps the photo needs a little help with cropping. Cropping images helps you focus attention on the most important area of your photos. This chapter addresses the mysteries of cropping photos. The concepts and techniques you learn in this chapter include the following:

  • Using the Crop tool

  • Using shapes to crop photos

  • Straightening perspectives

  • Straightening horizon lines

  • Recomposing photos

Using the Crop Tool

Cropping images can help you improve photo composition, create distortions and perspectives, ...

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