Liberty Enlightening the World

Liberty Enlightening the World
La Liberté éclairant le monde

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Cropping an Image

Cropping an Image

Take a bunch of photos, pick 4 that you can use to demonstrate the following reasons to crop an image (see below) and use the cropping tool or marquee tool (aka rectangular selection tool) in Photoshop to crop them. We need to see the original photo too, so save a "before" and "after" for each.

  • Emphasize part of the image to give it more importance

  • Change the composition and add dynamic movement by moving the subject out of dead center

  • Change the orientation by making a horizontal aspect image vertical aspect

  • Eliminate distracting parts of the photo


Ensure they're all 72 dpi, 800px wide (except for the vertical photo), RGB, saved as a 50 quality .jpg.

TUTANKHAMUN BODY

TUTANKHAMUN SKELETON
I cropped the image above to eliminate the glare and other distracting parts of the photo.

LAUNCESTON AIRPORT PROPELLER

PROPULSION
I changed the orientation to give the propeller a better look.

DINOSAUR

DINOSAUR
I wanted to emphasize more on the head part of the dinosaur in the image above to give it more importance.

QANTAS JETS

QANTAS

I chose to crop the image above to focus more on the flying kangaroo.

Below are the dinosaur and propeller images revised

DINO

Cropping in Adobe Photoshop

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