Cropping into a Shape

Elements has a cool feature that lets you crop your photo into a pre-designed shape (like putting a wedding photo into a heart shape), but even cooler are the edge effects you can create by cropping into one of the pre-designed edge effects that look like old Polaroid transfers. Here’s how to put this feature to use to add visual interest to your own photos.

Step One:

In the Elements Editor, open the photo you want to crop into a pre-designed shape, and press the letter Q to get the Cookie Cutter tool.



Step Two:

Now, go up to the Options Bar and click on the Shape thumbnail. This brings up the Custom Shape Picker, ...

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