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Image Editing – Cropping Photos to Specific Sizes

Image editing is an art to save timeless memories of loved and near ones. Even business groups need it for marketing their products effectively. Professionals do this job to increase business.

Image to be used to crop

Image to be used to crop

In this tutorial one can learn how to resize and crop a photo to a standard frame size like 11×14”, 8×10” or 5×7” without damaging the photo. It also makes everyone in the picture appear tall and thin or short and fat.

Step 1

Open option in Photoshop

Open option in Photoshop

Opened the image in Photoshop

Opened the image in Photoshop

Crop tool in tool bar

Crop tool in tool bar

 

Shortcut option of cropping tool in keyboard

Shortcut option of cropping tool in keyboard

Open the desired image in Photoshop and select the crop tool, which is available in the Tools section, or press ‘C’ on the keyboard to select it with the shortcut. Images preferred are of large size for better results and quality as an end product.

Step 2

Option bar of cropping tool

Option bar of cropping tool

After the crop tool is selected, in the Options bar one can see the width and height option where the exact width and height of the required image can be entered along with type of measurement. If one wants to crop their image to a 5×7” frame, one has to enter 5 into the width option followed by a ‘in’ for inches followed by entering 7 in the height option followed by ‘in’ again for inches.

Step 3

Selected desired area to be cropped

Selected desired area to be cropped

After entering the exact size needed one has to click inside the image and drag out the cropping border. The area inside the border is the part of the photo that will be retained and the rest of the image will be cropped away. As the image is dragged one can notice the shape of the border is fixed, this is because of the aspect ratio already being set when the exact width and height was entered in the options bar. The only thing that can be done now is resizing the overall size of the image by dragging any four corners of the image.

Step 4

Cropped the Image

Cropped the Image

When happy with the size and position of the cropping border one can press enter to have the Photoshop crop the image. The image can then be saved as a copy or as original format if the previous image is not needed anymore.

This is one of the easiest methods of editing an image with the help of cropping and resizing. There are other methods in which an image can be edited which include editing and manipulating.

About the auther 

Rokaiya is a creative graphic designer, Internet marketer, and a blogger. She joined the team of clippingpathspecialist.com is a brand of Outsource Experts Ltd on 2010 as a head of it’s marketing department, and she's been working with the tool ever since! She likes to share tips and tricks on photo editing and graphic design!

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