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The Photographer’s Quick Guide to Photoshop CS6 by Rob Sylvan

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5. The New and Improved Crop Tool

Cropping is one of those fundamental tools that every photographer needs at some point. Yes, even if you get it right in camera you still may need to crop a photo to change the aspect ratio for a certain print size or client requirement. Other times a good crop can remove unwanted distractions from the edge of a photo or can even create a completely new photo by cropping a vertical orientation out of a horizontal original (and vice versa).

You may be thinking that the Crop tool in previous versions of Photoshop was just fine the way it was, and I can appreciate that point of view. However, once you get used to the new options built into the tool I don’t think you’ll want to go back.

Selecting the Crop Tool

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