Hello and welcome back to another Tuesday Top Tip, those little things in Photoshop that are sometimes over looked, yet can be so very handy.
This week a quick look at the crop tool. There’s a option in there for a non destructive crop, here’s where;
For those that are new to Photoshop, the crop tool looks like this;
and is used by clicking and dragging the area you wish to keep. Dragging outside the image will automatically snap to the image. That’s what I’ve done here;
By clicking on one of the sizing handles I can resize the box to the area I want to keep. The grey part is what I am going to loose.
That is unless I go up to the menu bar and click the “Hide” radio button. As the name suggests, this doesn’t delete anything.
To do this you musy be on an unlocked layer – Thanks Jeremy (See comments)
Now I haven’t lost any of the image I can press Ctrl+T on a PC or Cmd+T on the Mac to transform the layer individually
Bonus Tip : Making the crop bigger than the canvas size by dragging out the handles will make the canvas the size of your crop.
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