How to Crop and Straighten Images in Photoshop

2019-10-30T17:06:53+06:00July 29th, 2019|Tutorial|0 Comments

If you are trying to learn how to edit images with Adobe Photoshop and do not know where to start and where to finish then you are at the right place now. I started writing about every detail of Photoshop tutorials on the website of Offshore Clipping Path and today is the day to learn how to crop and straighten images.

The blog site of Offshore Clipping Path already has a few tutorials updated regarding how you can edit images with Adobe Photoshop. Today, I will share a tutorial on how to crop and straighten your images with Photoshop.

If you work in the photography industry, you must know that all images will never be perfectly captured for the first time and most of them have some flaws. Having extra edges than necessary is a very common issue.

To avoid these sorts of issues, you need to take help of Photoshop Cropping Tool.

Now, how does it work?

Tutorial: How to Crop and Straighten an Image in Photoshop

Step 1- Open your image file with Adobe Photoshop


Step 2- Select the Crop Tool (Shortcut: press C)


Step 3- Keep the “Delete Cropped Pixels” deactivated if you want to go back to your image


Step 4- Mark the area you want to crop in from the image. The edges of the square box (which will occur after selecting the Crop Tool) are flexible and can be fixed. To keep the ratio the same, move the mouse pointer pressing the Shift button


Step 5- Adjust the edges of the box at a right size. To skip the ratio you can move the mouse pointer from anywhere avoiding the corners


Step 6- Drag the box to the right direction to get the maximum perfection


Step 7- Place the mouse pointer at the outer corner of the box and you will find a mouse pointer with two-faced aeros. Now move the pointer to any direction to rotate the box and straighten the image. Also, align the image with the boxes you see while cropping


Step 8- Crop the file and save the new image


The technique can be applied with Adobe Photoshop PS6.

However, at times cropping will not be as easy as this one. Sometimes you will have images where you cannot apply the technique and will have to take alternative techniques to get your works successfully done.

Here I will share another technique that you can apply with Adobe Photoshop CC to crop and adjust your images.

Step 1- Open your image file with Adobe Photoshop CC


Step 2- Select the Crop Tool and use the Straighten tool. To make the image properly horizontal, place the tool on the image and drag it into the direction you want it to get fixed


Step 3- Then drag the cropping box to the extra zone where you want to fill the image for a clearer view


Step 4- After selecting the image with extra pixels, simply click on “Content Aware” option on the top menu bar. Then press the Enter button to crop the marked area [N.B: You will find the option only in Adobe Photoshop CC]. Photoshop will automatically fill up the extra pixels of your image and make it a complete fresh looking image


To get a different crop ratio than default one follows the steps mentioned below:

Step 5- Click on the “Ratio” option on the top left corner and select the ratio you want with your image


Step 6- At this stage, you can change the ratio of your cropping tool with the mouse pointer only. No need to press the Shift button along


Step 7- To change the position (from horizontal to vertical), click on the aero button (red marked) at the top toolbar


Step 8- Save your image and you are good to go …


I hope the article will help you to understand the right way of cropping and straightening your images with Adobe Photoshop. If you have any queries on photo editing, please leave a comment below and I would love to answer them as soon as possible.

Also, do not forget to share the article if it is helpful to you.

Happy learning, people!

About the Author:

Nayan Chowdhury is a Freelance Writer who deals with Copy-writing and Blogging services. Writing has always been something for him which denotes scrutinizing data in an innovative way. He is best known for working closely with B2C and B2B clients in the field of image editing and photography for digital marketing contents that triggers search engine traffic and visibility.