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Adobe® Photoshop® CS3: Top 100 Simplified® Tips & Tricks by Lynette Kent

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Chapter 3. Straightening, Cropping, and Resizing

A well-balanced image, free from odd-looking distortions, can mean the difference between a snapshot and a good photograph. The overall layout of the image, how it is cropped, and where the main subject is placed in relation to the background are important in both design and photography. A crooked horizon or unbalanced subject matter can make even a great image look like the work of a beginner. You may have buildings that appear top heavy or out of perspective, and your photos will not always be the size you need them for your projects. Even the best photographers have images that require some cropping or resizing.

With Photoshop CS3, you can crop images for better composition with a variety of tools ...

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