Crop Tool



Here are my favorite shortcuts for Photoshop’s Crop tool! 01) Shortcuts “C” selects the Crop tool. “X” swaps the width and height values Or, click the arrow icon in the Options bar. “O” cycles through view overlays (Rule of Thirds, Grid, etc.). “H” hides the image area beyond (outside of) the Crop marquee.  Note: the forward slash key […]

Essential Tips for Cropping in Photoshop CC




Hi gang – it’s Tuesday and time for Benjamin Warde’s “Lightroom Coffee Break” and this one is on using two features together to make cropping just so awesome (a perfect follow-up to my cropping tips post last week). Hope you found that helpful. 🙂 Have a great Tuesday everybody, and check back tomorrow for another […]

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The Joy and Wonder that is “Lights Out” Cropping





Good Monday everybody, and here’s one that might have gone unnoticed (Adobe actually started letting the public test this last year) — it’s called “Suggested Crop” and here’s how Adobe describes it: “Adds options to experiment with different crops based off a new image aesthetics and compositional analysis technology.” In short, I think that means “A robot can […]

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Have Lightroom Suggest a Crop Automatically



I had to call a few friends on this one, and make sure that what I thought I came across was right (and I wasn’t just doing the wrong way all this time, and I just finally figured out the “right way”). Everybody I called was doing it the same way I was, and they […]

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I Accidentally Learned a Camera Raw Cropping Tip and I Want to ...








When using the Upright modes to correct perspective in Lightroom, the resulting image is often cropped in order to avoid displaying blank areas around the edges. To help retain necessary information from the  original image that would otherwise be cropped use the Scale, X Offset, or Y Offset slider in the Transform panel to reposition the […]

Revealing Cropped Areas in Lightroom




Hi Gang, and happy Friday! Last week when I posted here about my new Lightroom CC Killer Tips online class, one of my readers, Stephanie Bunhc, asked “Can you create presets for cropping?” The answer is: “…you sure can!” Here’s how: STEP ONE: Open an image, and then click on the Crop Tool (BTW: one […]

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Reader Question: Can You Create Presets for Cropping?


You can crop an image using another image’s dimensions as the measurements for the crop. To do so, open both images, then go to the image whose dimensions you want to copy, and go into the crop size menu and choose Front Image. Then go to the second document, and you’ll see the crop tool […]

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Use The Crop Tool’s “Front Image” Option


Hi gang, and happy Friday. I’ve had a number of questions about this, so I thought I’d cover it briefly here on the blog — it’s the difference between the Auto Crop feature and the new Boundary Warp feature when you’re stitching a pano using Lightroom’s Panorama Merge. Above: Here’s the original pano, unretouched or […]

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Panos in Lightroom: Auto Crop vs. Boundary Warp