How to crop an image in Photoshop

How to crop in photoshop
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke / Digital Camera World)

Adobe Photoshop CC is a powerful photo editing tool that enables you to crop, edit, retouch and refine your images – and so much more beyond that. It has so many processing tools, such as applying color and light adjustments, healing spots, removing distractions, or even replacing the sky. Whether you use it for making surreal collages or retouching portraits, knowing how to crop an image is a skill you will use all the time. 

There are lots of different reasons why you may need to crop an image may that be to improve its composition, make it symmetrical or fit a certain ratio. There are several different ways you can crop an image in Adobe Photoshop CC, depending on what you're going to be using it for. It's a really fast, really easy process that will take you just a few seconds.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.