Dark Side of the Lens

More than one way to crop a horse

A bit of a gap since my last video, thanks to a nasty case of the flu doing the rounds robbing me of my voice (must have also affected my hearing as I didn’t hear anyone being sorry about that!). So, here we go with my latest offering.

Unless you frame every shot perfectly (can anyone outside of a studio?) you will inevitably want to “reframe” some of your photos where your subject is not quite where you want them, or maybe to take out distracting objects close to the edges. If these adjustments can be made by retaining a rectangular section of your photo, and disregarding the rest, then that is exactly when cropping comes into play.

This tutorial shows you several ways to crop your photos, a process that is far easier than many people realise. All the techniques shown can be applied in Photoshop or Elements (with one exception with the guided learning feature in Elements).


8 Responses to “More than one way to crop a horse”

  1. PlugIM.com Says:

    Cropping photos in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – Dark Side of the Lens…

    A simple guide to cropping your photos in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements…

  2. design king Says:

    Thanks for the tips, I love finding out about new tricks

  3. Natator Says:

    Hi Design King

    No worries. I know exactly what you mean about finding new tricks. I usually use Photoshop CS3 for my personal photo work and it is such a huge, and amazing, product that I keep stumbling into new ways to do things, and really enjoy doing so.



  4. digital photo frames Says:

    Is there a way to become a content writer for the site?

  5. Natator Says:

    Hi Digital Photo Frames

    Drop me an email please. I tried to email you using the address you left with your comment but it bounced.


  6. Scuba Diving Says:

    Very Good Info. I will add this blog to my bookmarks.

  7. Natator Says:

    Glad you found it useful 🙂

  8. Reva Limoli Says:

    Found your site whilst googling for ‘photo frames’ – a bit of a tangent I know but really enjoyed your post. Thx

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