Quick Photoshop Fix For A Tight Crop

Have you ever cropped a little too tight in the field? Do you wish there was an simple way to fix it? Well, you’re gonna love this quick, easy technique!

In this video, you’ll learn how to quickly fix a photograph that’s cropped a little too close on one side using a technique you probably haven’t thought of before (and nope, it’s not content aware fill or cloning). Check it out!

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Great Post, Thanks for Sharing this useful information

Cheri Stader
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Cheri Stader

Thank you for this tip, Steve! As a hobbyist, it will make an improvement in my photos and I’m less intimidated to use photoshop.

Bruce
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Bruce

NIce video and shows in part why I like have the extra pixels from the D850 sensor so I can frame more loosely in the field. When I know that an image is going to be printed to a common height and width ratio then the 5:4 crop mode of the Nikon cameras is a great feature and save time cropping in post.

Robert
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Great tip Steve. Will definitely use it next time I crop too much

Joe Gliozzo
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Fantastic tip. Thanks for sharing Steve!

Gary
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Gary

Hi Steve
Thank you so much for the tip…………truly amazing!
I taught myself everything I know, and still know nothing ! 🙂
What a neat way, and a whole lot faster than my old selection an clone ,method
…………Gary
………………..AU

Emre Dikici
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Emre Dikici

Like always, it is a really cool tutorial. Steve.
What do you do if you actually crop a little of the tail when you take the picture? Do you clone the tail into an expanded canvas as you described here, or do you trash the picture?

Judy Johnston
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Judy Johnston

Love this trick! Thanks Steve. I’m wondering…….other than using content aware as a fill, do you have another trick if, where you need to add the extra canvas, is on the side of the photo. Usually there is grass or other foliage on the side, & “stretching” that out with the Transform tool would look weird.

David Sneddon
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David Sneddon

Every day is a brilliant school day with you Steve. Tried this earlier and I am really impressed. My PS and LR skills are coming on leaps and bounds with all this great stuff, Thank you Steve and you guys so much, appreciated. (y) I get this first on the BCG emails which I love, I then come over here to the forum for all the other comments.

Susan Scharenberg
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Susan Scharenberg

Great tip and demo that goes beyond the basic content-aware crop. Thanks Steve!

Juan
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Excellent tip. Thank you for sharing!

Peter Kummerfeldt
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Peter Kummerfeldt

Help please Steve – I get to the point where I’m supposed to paint out the exaggerated part of the bird that I’m trying to provide more space for but it won’t paint out! On the mask I see black forming where I’m painting but nothing changes on the actual image. What am I missing?

Randy Kahn
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Randy Kahn

Especially on the second picture, after you expanded the crop area at the bottom, why don’t you just check the content aware box in the crop menu, then click the check to implement the fill? This way is even easier and more effective.

jeff lane
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Thanks. Great tip.

Jennifer Thompson
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Jennifer Thompson

As you know, I’ve been using Photoshop for a long time. But this tip never occurred to me. Very cool … I love learning something new! THANK YOU!

Gary Haigh
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That’s a great tip Steve, I’ve never used that process but it is useful to know.
Thanks.
Hope you are all well?
Regards.
Gary

Rich
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Rich

Very well explained

BILL NAIMAN
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Happy that I learned a new technique as always from your video tips 🙂

An alternate approach that sometime works well is the newer version of content aware fill. If content aware fill is launched via the edit drop down menu, you can fine tune the candidate source areas from where the fill will be generated for the target area.

rudolf
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Terrific, Steve. Thx a bunch, very helpful demo.

rudolf
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Terrific, Steve! Thx a bunch, very helpful stuff

Peter
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Peter

Thanks Steve, So easy to solve a problem. Great tip.

Glen Fox
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Glen Fox

Steve, This is a great technique. You are a great Photoshop instructor, and these practical skills are so helpful. Many more would be welcome, but maybe you could do another e-book. Your educational material is excellent ..you are a gifted teacher. Thank you for sharing! Stay safe! Glen

John Webb
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John Webb

Great Tip!!!!