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Cropping is a great tool that we, as photographers, have in our arsenal. It has the ability to transform a good photo into a better photo or a marginal photo into a great photo. However, it can also transform a good photo in to an awkward photo. Many people think they’re cropping in to get […]

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The crop tool in Lightroom is a well-known tool, yet there is more to it than there may seem. Here I will show you how using overlays will make the crop tool more effective and useful. Once in Lightroom, navigate to the Develop panel and select the crop tool [keyboard shortcut R.] 1. Setting Up […]

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Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). While cropping presets are great, they might not get the job done.  It’s impossible for the Lightroom team to predict every need for every project (particularly with the rise in multimedia formats and web-connected devices).  Additionally, you may choose to crop to a […]

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Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). Often when I crop, it’s all about precision.  I frequently need to crop to a specific aspect ratio.  Sometimes it’s for the screen (video projects and slideshows) as well as print output. In these cases, I need the shape of my photo to […]

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If you plan to print your photos, its essential to know that ratio to crop to.  Otherwise you may end up with unexpected results. What is aspect ratio? Aspect Ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. The most common aspect ratios are 4:3, 3:2 Other aspect ratios, such as 5:3, 5:4, […]

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With the Crop Tool active, in order to preserve the cropped off area, you’ll want to make sure that the “Delete Cropped Pixels” option is not checked. This way, if you need to adjust the crop at a later point, and bring back some of the original data, you can easily do so. Disclaimer: This […]

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Guest Post by Rich Harrington – Follow Rich on Twitter Rich Harrington shows you how to use non-destructive cropping in Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Yes that is MY Corvette that Rich photographed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway :)) This video comes from the book and DVD – Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals DISCLAIMER: This post isn’t […]

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